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No. 194587

A thread for discussing hair care, hair problems, hair styles, and hair product recommendations

Previous thread: >>142100

No. 194588

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No. 194589

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No. 194590

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I honestly feel a lit overwhelmed when reading about hair care. My hair is thick, frizzy and dry andI switched to a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner called ogx. Idk if my hair could even be considered 'curly' , but I might try the curl girl method regardless. I'm still a bit confused about the image. For 2, do I just use the conditioner and nothing else? and ,for 3, do I just put it into my hair whenever I try to style it to make it less frizzy, and more straight? Are the hair styles I can do limited?

No. 194594

Why did you make a new thread?

No. 194599

Frizz is just curly hairs looking for their friends.

No. 194600

Because the previous thread was more than a year old and it could be nice to start anew. That, and the fact that the thread was 71 replies away from the bump limit, so it would probably take 2 weeks or so for it to reach the limit, though I do admit that it might have been better to have waited for it to almost reach the bump limit

No. 194810

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my hair is naturally curly, but I blow-dry it 2x a week. I noticed that whenever it rains and my hair gets wet, the ringlets are really pretty, but I can never replicate that when I try to do the curly curl method by myself. does anyone know what I can do?

No. 194818

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Watching youtubers with similar hair to yours is the easiest way to learn imo
>do I just put it into my hair whenever I try to style it to make it less frizzy, and more straight
No, the opposite, those products are meant to make your curls or waves more defined. It's called "the curly girl method" because it's meant to define curly hair, not make it straight. From your post it sounds like you have wavy hair, i suggest you look up styling tutorials for type 2 wavy hair

No. 194823

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>be 3 year old me
>have cute, short wavy hair
>Dad hates this and attempts to brush out my hair and try to make it straight and long (idk how but he did it
>always think that my hair was just naturally frizzy and weirdly poofy
> realize years later that my hair was supposed to wavy

Did anyone else's parents try to make your hair different from what it naturally was something or similar when they were kids?

No. 194825

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I just know that my dad did my hair like this when I was little, and being white, with wavy short hair alls I can say is that it left for some interesting photos

No. 194829

I was forced to keep my very curly hair in a ponytail because my mom didn't want to deal with it/thought it looked unkept if that counts. She also used a soft bristle brush on it which made it even frizzier.

No. 194840

Do you finger twist your curls into ringlets when they're drying? I find that's the most important stage of whether or not my hair dries looking decent or not.

I use mousse and a small bit of gel too so that they'll hold.

No. 194872

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I have to wear this at work, is there ANY, I mean ANY kind of fringe I can have with this? I have straight (maybe only because it's long), thick hair but a bit of a widows peak, so I've always had thick fringes.

I'm feeling like I don't have any options since having to gather up all my hair means that it'll ruin any way a fringe can "set" and I'd have to wet and blowdry it every single day.

No. 194875

i always see stuff about brushing while blow drying but i thought you're not supposed to brush wet or damp hair because of hair fall? is it essential for styling or are fingers ok?

i have thick hair with a slight wave.

No. 194876

When you blow dry your hair with a brush, you want it to be 85-90 percent dry already, so just a little damp. You can use just your hands beforehand. If your hair is prone to knotting, you can detangle with a wide-toothed comb or a wet brush while it's still wet. You aren't using a round brush to detangle but instead shape the hair as you finish drying it. If you try to do this while your hair is totally wet you will get breakage.

No. 194877

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I'll always be bitter about my fucking dad never letting me have long hair as a kid. He would take me to MEN'S hairdresser and tell them to give me this awful bob/bowlcut hybrid that made people mistake me for a boy (he made my mom dress me in plain unisex clothes as well). I had such pretty wavy hair back then, but never got to enjoy it before finally being able to assert some independence at 12, because by then puberty has already turned my hair into frizzy 3A mess.

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can't you keep your fringe in a roller, or one of these (picrel) so it can fit under the net, and at the end of the day it will be a nice retro looking fringe? I used to do it with mine all the time & I have thick hair so those twisty things were good for that

No. 194997

What's the best way to get the wet hair look? I like how my hair looks darker and shinier when it's damp. I have wavy-curly hair. Buying hair gel or something?

No. 195043

there are tons of tutorials on yt,I can't give more help sorry bc my hair takes forever to dry on it's own so when I'v edone a wet look, its just legit styled wet/damp hair

No. 195103

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God I love having short hair. Life's too short to worry about people (men) finding me ugly for having a pixie while looking a bit more masculine face wise

No. 195150

I don't get the fucking logic. Your dad hates your hair and you're only THREE YEARS OLD? No offense but is your dad a little slow upstairs? It's not like you were dying it green and shaving it into a fauxhawk, fuck.

No. 195162

No. 198282

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Have any anons with thick straight hair gotten a haircut like picrel and if so did you regret it? I want to do it so bad but I'm scared it will look too big/fluffy with my hair and not sit nicely like hers

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or like this

No. 198284

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I want to grow my hair really long, but at least waistlength. I've just cut the damage and it's back to about armpit length. Anyone here who has really long hair? What are your habits to maintain length?

No. 198289

I have really thick hair and recently cut it sort of like Angie in the pic (mine's maybe a bit longer).
It does get pretty fluffy, it's inevitable unless you thin it out somehow, or are willing to put in the work it takes like ironing it all the time. There's no helping it really, thick hair is a blessing and a curse.
And I don't regret it, it's a nice change from 10 years of just straight hair.

No. 198291

I currently have waist length hair but the only thing that I do to maintain it is braiding it to avoid friction and breakage. And I don't let my hair fully air dry because it can be bad so I gently blow dry my hair with low heat so that it's not completely soaking wet.

No. 198297

Literally nothing. Wash it with any old shampoo twice a week. Doesn't seem to knot so have never bothered with conditioning or brushing. From my understanding hair length is mostly down to an individual's genetics plus having adequate health, apparently trims and the like are old wives tales. If I were you I'd improve my diet if at all needed and massage my scalp regularly to stimulate blood flow.

No. 198319

>Doesn't seem to knot
how is that possible

No. 198363

nta but probably straight and thin

No. 198370

My hair is past waist but just above my crack, i cut it from being mid butt.
I think a lot of it is genetics. I have thick hair which is wavy.
I dont do much. Wash 1-3 times a week, condition everytime. I use sulphate and paraben free products. I always towel/air dry. I dont have the patience or arm strength to spend 1-2 hours blow drying.

My previous job required my hair to be tied back and braided because of the length, which was really great for my hair. It was always a low pony tail braid because my hair is too heavy for a high pony or bun.

Currently im working at a job who doesnt care, and i can see the difference of always having it down. Im constantly having tiny baby hair fly aways at the top of my head now. I think this might be also to do with a newer shampoo i tried as well though.

I dont agree with the other anon saying not to trim it. I wouldnt trim it every few weeks or months but at least twice a year or before an important event. After about 5 months or so i feel like a ratty elementary school horse girl if i dont trim my ends. I notice it with other long hair girls too, it looks bad if you never trim it.

No. 198373

>From my understanding hair length is mostly down to an individual's genetics
Yup. My hair grows up to my bra line and never beyond. This just means my body cycles hair faster than average. It's amazing to me to see people who can grow it all the way to the waist, I'm physically incapable of that.

No. 198374

This is a very specific question but is anyome else's head very flat in the back? And if yes what hairstyles do you usually wear? And how can I not look like an alien when I wear my hair in a ponytail?

No. 198377

ayrt but in his culture when he was younger, straight hair was prefered. That's why he wanted it to be straight

No. 198378

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Is it possible that the porosity of your hair varies depending on your hair length? It generally takes 2 hours and 30 min or so for my hair to fully dry, but I notice that it takes longer for the lower parts of my hair to try. I also did pic rel, and one end of the hair was at the top of the water, and the other end of the hair was at the bottom of the water, so idk

No. 198379

I think the ends of your hair may have a higher porosity due to damage and as a result take longer to dry, but that's just a guess.

No. 198383

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Is it true that ,in order to encourage wavy hair to curl, it's a good idea to get a layered haircut so that your hair isn't weighed down?

No. 198384

Yes! It made a big difference for me

No. 198389

Britfag anons with 2A/2B/2C hair, what clarifying shampoo, conditioner and gel do you use?

No. 198393

I basically have the same hair texture as Hagrid from Harry Potter. It is wavy/curly + poofy & frizzy - even when I don't brush it. How do I fucking manage that shit? Frizz sprays won't help. I tried to get layers but it still looks like shit because the curls are now different sizes when I don't brush them.

No. 198401

Yes, and just short hair in general.

No. 198430

Only brush your hair when it’s wet, like right after the shower or in it and use a wide tooth comb. Also, look into implementing a gel and a leave in conditioner into your shower routine

No. 198435

I had the same problem but I really wanted waist length hair so I just decided not to cut it at all. It's been 2 years since I've cut it and its to my waist now.

The ends are dead as hell but you can only tell if I straightened it, otherwise leaving my hair in its curly natural state it looks fine.

I hate the knots and tangles though. Didn't realize it would be this much of a hassel.

No. 198439

My hair is asian straight and feels a bit flat. Whenever I'd get a pixie cut the bottom part sticks out and it annoys me.

Also what's this haircut called? I wonder if this would work on me since my hair doesn't look that wavy. I'm afraid I'd end up looking like a beatles member or it would just end as a shitty bowl cut

No. 198444

glad it worked for you anon, I'm sick of my basic ass long straight hair so I think I'm gonna go for it too. It must feel so amazing to lose all that weight off your head too

No. 198447

I have knee length hair. Wash once a week, no heat styling (microfiber hair towels work nicely for cutting dry time), use a boar bristle brush. Avoid brushing your hair while wet.

Also avoid ponytails since elastics can cause breakage at the crown. I usually put my hair up in a low bun with a stick during the day to keep it away from damage.

I do daily search and destroy trimming to manage split ends personally, but that can be a bit of a time investment.

No. 198456

What do you use to cut your hair with? Like did you invest in proper hair dresser scissors? Just wondering since I heard those are expensive. Your hair sounds like a dream!

No. 198461

I use a normal pair of scissors and sharpen them, but shears are definitely better if you don't mind the investment. Sharp as you can get is best for a clean cut that doesn't start the split end process all over again.

No. 198501

Ayrt, I haven't cut my hair since 2015 and it's been bra strip length all that time. Like I said, my hairs go through their cycle faster than average, they reach that length than fall out so new starts growing.

No. 198505

Samefag, just to add
>The ends are dead as hell
Mine aren't, they look fresh and healthy despite not cutting my hair for 6 years. It's because it cycles so fast, the hairs on my head are not actually 6yrs old, those fell out and were replaced.

No. 198506

>knee length hair
Oh my god anon! How long has it taken for it to get that long? How do you deal with it in the heat (my hair is past my shoulders, and not thick, and I get so irritable) Your hair sounds like fairytale princess lol

No. 198507

I am always losing hair strands at night, I wake up and my sheets have loose hair over them. I feel awful and gross, I have tried silk pillowcases, which helped, but in this heat, I haven't used it. So I have bought this silk wrap bonnet thingie, I hope it helps! Do any of you anons sleep in any kind of wrap to protect your hair from breaking etc?

No. 198529

It's about 11 years from bob, but I maintained a few lengths along the way. Breaking it down more, it was about 5 years going from waist to knee. The aim is to see what my terminal length is.

The heat isn't too bad if you tie it up! I usually just throw it into a nautilus bun in the morning and it only takes a few seconds. It's actually easier to deal with in the summer than the bob was.

No. 198565

>long face
>need bangs to even it out
>keep getting recommended thick, blunt bangs
>have ostrenga-tier thin limp hair

eeeeeeee anons help me out, anyone here have a similar problem and find bangs that work for them?

No. 198577

Try curtain bangs or long (on or past your brows) wispy bangs. You don't have to totally hide every bit of forehead under hair to visually shorten your face. A little soft fringe to break it up can do a lot for you.

No. 198582

I plait my hair at night to stop it breaking.

No. 198596

Do you have any wrap recommendations? I don’t trust reviews to be real any more.

No. 198669

Would an egg mask be good for dry hair?

No. 198670

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Egg is protein, might want to find out if your hair needs protein or moisture before doing a mask, particularly with eggs, you could end up with very brittle hair.

No. 198731

Oh wow this actually makes sense…a while ago I read somewhere that protein is good for dry hair so I bought a keratin hairmask which I've been using ever since and I was surprised that it actually made my hair feel drier. Which makes sense, since keratin is a protein. Thanks for the info!!

No. 198739

How do I stop my hair from being dry in a very hot country? located near the equator I tried to condition more and shampoo less often but the heat makes my scalp sweaty and stinky, especially when I move around a lot.

No. 198831

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My ponytail thickness hasn’t changed in years, I don’t find a lot of hairs on the pillow or pull out clumps, but my part looks SO wide and sparse. It looks awful in photos taking in the sunshine, but even generally my part is wider / more noticeable than everyone else’s.
In fact, my hair density is such that when I hold my hair straight up I can definitely see right through my scalp all over, but the hairs themselves don’t seem extremely thin and I have medium thickness overall.
Is it possible to have low hair density but not be losing hair? Googling doesn’t give me much help and just makes me constantly panic about going bald. I don’t have PCOS or take birth control.
pic related, that’s my stupid head

No. 198832

Nah Eddette, just get a normal product from the salon or store or online store.

No. 198856

have you tried parting your hair on the other side for awhile? it might help with regrowth

No. 198868

Maybe like other anon has said change your parting every so often. Also maybe head massages would be good, stimulate blood flow in your scalp. Have you ever asked a hairdresser about?

No. 198871

I should, it’s hard to train it to stay over, you think it’ll naturally fall into place?
No, but nobody has said anything either, not that it means much. Actually I’m wondering if it looks really bad as people do notice but don’t say anything. I haven’t noticed any shedding but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any I guess


No. 198874

My hair use to be annoying to part, after you get out of the shower change the part and use a hairdryer to set it, or even at night switch the part and plait it in place. I always sleep in plaits after Audrey Kitching said it stops hair breakage and reduces damage. Failing that you could also use hair grips.

I mean your hair doesn't look thin from the photo but I can see what you mean about the part, but I can that some stands are going to the wrong side which could make it look gappy for lack of a better word. Also you mention ponytails, even using hair elastics can damage hair. My friend use to always wear her hair in a low pony with a scunchie and it visibly thinned where the scruchie made contact. Sometimes wearing different hairstyles can be good for your hair even though it can be annoying to learn new styles and rotate them.

Maybe your scalp around the parting just needs a bit of tlc.

No. 198876

Damn, I didn’t know that about the elastics. I’ll stick to loose claw clips from now on. I’ll try the hairdryer method too, thanks anon

No. 198877

Just remember what high tight pony's did to Jojo Siwa's hair lol. Like I use hair elastics almost daily, it's just not good to like pull at the hair strands all the time.

And you're welcome hehe

No. 198880

This is why you get satin or silk scrunchies. I have fine hair and was always getting it caught up by the scrunchie, or tangled in it. Also it hurt like hell trying to pull the scrunchie out. But not no more.

No. 198906

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> This is why you get satin or silk scrunchies
I agree, and I have also found that spin pins (like picrel) and spiral hair ties (like the invisibobble) are less damaging than the average hair elastic.

No. 198954

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Why did women in the 70s have such nice long hair? From what I understand they didn’t have good hair products, only used shampoo and no conditioner. Were people just generally healthier and better nourished back then?

No. 198964

Actually, yes. They went outside before pollution and climate change were big issues, most of their food wasn't yet filled with chemicals and preservatives, and they had access to actual healthcare and medicine instead of just pills, treatments and talk therapists.

No. 198965

I wonder if it's to do with genetics, like is hair length getting shorter over time or does it depend on geography and the opposite could be true. Is there a long hair or short hair gene, I have never been able to grow my hair far past my shoulders, but my mum has photos from the 70s and her hair is long and thick af, unlike mine.

No. 198972

No. It's just what was popular back then so it got photographed more and shared more. There's plenty of shit hair 70s peple pics too, way way more than any of us can stand to see in 2021.

No. 198976

idk, pollution was a big problem in urban areas especially then and later in the 80s. and food was most definitely not healthy.

No. 198978

This would be my explanation also. Photos of the past were just as staged as ours. Most people in the 60s were conservative dressers and weren't fucking like jackrabbits either lol.

No. 198979

samefag. *60s and 70s.

No. 199103

So basically the pics only show a small fraction of people whose gene were good despite the bad food and hair products?

No. 199136

I have this too, when I wear my hair down I usually backcomb the back a little bit and it looks alright. You might want to try out a ponytail extension, the wavy ones give a lot of volume in the back and basically cover up the back of your head

No. 199341

Anyone have any advice on how to deal with premature grey hair in terms of color? Would babylights or sth like that help blend them in? Or should I just give up and dye my whole head? All I can find is advice for people who are 60+ and everything is so outdated and gross ugh
On another note why is hair for older women so ugly? It's like most hairdressers (or people really) want to make older women look like shit

No. 199342

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*greying light brown hair specifically, like picrel

No. 199350

that's light brown? It looks blonde to me

No. 199352

Looks blonde to me too.

No. 199361

Right, but if I'd said blonde there'd be someone saying that's actually light brown. People get weird about gatekeeping what blonde is.

No. 199363

I'd call it light brown too but then people have different cut off points on when they think one color flips into being the next.

No. 199376

Lol, I didn't know that. Fair enough. People can be weird about red hair too IME.

No. 199380

>People get weird about gatekeeping what blonde is
This is absolutely true. I grew up with an unusual shade of light brown/blonde hair and I was relentlessly teased by other girls for having 'grey' hair. It made me want to lighten my hair to a 'proper' shade of blonde, and I was only 7 or 8 years old.
Nowadays, blonde people tend to say I have brown hair whilst everybody else considers me blonde. It's very strange.

No. 199881

So I have Bettie Page bangs, is it possible to get a perm on them? My bangs stick out if I don't style them and it's so annoying lol

No. 199915

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I have auburn hair and everyone calls it red except for redheads who call it brown lol.
I don't know why it matters so much.

No. 199983

Same! Except I was really blonde as a child and it got darker after puberty. People started telling me to stop calling myself blonde. My whole life until that point I was so used to people complimenting me on how light my hair was, I legit had an identity crisis when it darkened lol

No. 200073

Has anyone ever seen the dermatologist Dr Therianou or another professional for hair loss? I've got no idea how to seek private healthcare and I'm really afraid of wasting my time and money on quacks.

No. 200116

people just didn't cut it. despite everything you read you can get hair this long by just… not touching it at all and not putting scissors anywhere near it.

No. 200557

What haircut would suit my slightly weak chin and long upturned nose? I currently have a bobcut and it looks very cute from the front, but my profil looks retarded

I've had short hair all my life and tbh everytime I try to let it grow I hate it, it's so.. Limp and stringy..
Please help

No. 200585


They made wigs for a reason hunty.

No. 200597

I'm not a troon, my parents just didn't want to care for long hair when I was a kid so I never learned.

No. 200600

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Are there any short hairstyles that work with giant foreheads? I'm getting the urge to cut my hair short but I think it might look terrible with a fivehead.

Current hairstyle is picrel, shaggy shoulder-length with bangs. Except it looks bad and not sexy because I'm not Kate Moennig.

No. 200670

I'm sick of having to wash my hair every single day. It's pretty thin so by the second day it always looks totally flat and greasy. Is there any sort of shampoo I can use to avoid this problem, anons?

No. 200675


Ignorant. Wigs were made for women,not men who want to cut their dicks off.

And I meant they made wigs so that you can try different hairstyles out without fucking your own hair up.

No. 200679

Short hair looking good tends to depend more on jawline and chin imo. There are short cuts you can do where you still have some fringe to soften the fivehead. If you have a fivehead but thicker hair or a solid hairline you can pull off even a short buzz cut, but cuts that short won't be flattering if you can see a fair amount of scalp deep into your hairline. Most importantly, if you have a goofy looking jawline from dental issues or something, any hair shorter than your chin will draw a lot of attention to it.
Shampooing every day strips the scalp of it's natural oils and it will produce more oil to compensate. Hot showers also dry the skin leading to more oil production. Reduce the frequency of your shampoos, take warm or cold showers, and avoid overuse of "clarifying" shampoos - these shampoos are meant to strip build up product out of your hair and should not be used daily or they will mess up the pH balance of your scalp which can also lead to excess oil production. When you get into the habit of shampooing less your scalp will adjust and stop producing as much oil, but there will be little adjustment period where you'll feel pretty greasy between shampoos. You can use a product called dry shampoo (which is not really a shampoo despite the name) to absorb some of the excess oil while your scalp adjusts to its new cleaning schedule.

No. 200745

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I finally got to live out my fantasy of walking around topless with my hair covering my nips. Was not nearly as sexy as I thought it'd be. I have no idea what to do with my hair now.

I have 2c (mayyybe 3a? Just a tiny bit?) thick and frizzy curly hair and it's a fucking beast right now. It's pretty long, like way past my breast currently. It gets matted and tangled in such a short time span. I can't handle it anymore.

I want to cut it short but I cannot find a decent cut I'd like to have and one that fits my natural hair. I considered a bob cut with bangs but I'm afraid it'll turn out so bad.

The pic on the left is one I've been wanting for a while. It looks so cute and hip to me. The middle pic is the bob cut that I started to consider, that one looks pretty cute to me too. The right pic is what I'm afraid my hair will actually look like if I go for middle pic.

My hair is very thick and curly however the curl pattern varies a bit day to day so it's hard to pinpoint which hairstyle to choose from cause it might not end up being a good haircut for myself. Also since i'm getting it cut short the curl pattern will change a tiny bit I believe.

Help me anons

No. 200762

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ot, but I crush so fast on girls with this hair type lol

No. 200767

I have long wavy brown hair and currently searching for a good shampoo/conditioner that smells nice and helps with volume. What are your thoughts on products like function of beauty?

No. 200782

Is there anyone here who went from CG/no-poo/SLS-free/similiar washing back to sillicones? I've been washing with CG-approved shampoos and conditioners for over half and a year now and used a cheap sillicone conditioner yesterday and my hair is much more soft than it is with my regular CG-approved products. Now I wonder if it's a fluke or not, maybe I can make sillicones work for me after all? CG wasn't giving me the results I was hoping for.

No. 200786

My hair just ends up looking like a grease slick within a few hours tops if I go back to silicone, but if it works for you, you should just go with it! Cg doesn’t work for everyone, even if internet spaces make it seem like it’s the only way.

No. 200787

I switched back to water soluble silicones or silicones that can be washed off without sulfates. To be honest my hair is much better, it doesn’t tangle as readily and seems less dry. I avoid getting it on my scalp and I’ve had no issues. I don’t really get the hate for silicones anymore, hair is dead anyway, if you can make it look healthy with silicones that’s much better than looking frizzy or greasy,

No. 200798

Silicone isn't inherently bad, it's fine to use products containing it if it works for you, just make sure your hair is moisturized and try to avoid getting silicone buildup. For me, I like the slip it gives but unfortunately silicone also makes my hair look like weird dry springy shit so I avoid it at all costs lol

No. 200800

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dunno if this really fits, but its the closest i could find in /g/. getting married saturday. a good friend did my hair yesterday. i love the color and its what i wanted for my wedding, do yall think it would look good next to a white dress? (im assuming worrying is normal cause my sister hated her wedding dress two days before her wedding.)

No. 200812

Why would it not look good with your dress? It's a natural haircolor on white, both are very safe "look good with almost anything" choices. Just make sure your hair isn't brassy.

No. 200814

For the love of God deep condition this mess

No. 200815

What's with the pinkish glow at the crown? Did you dye it that way or is it just the glow from some lights or smth?

No. 200818

Can anyone recommend me a good deep conditioner for desert dry hair? I bought the 3 minute miracle moisture treatment by Aussie because everyone was raving about it, but so far (I used it 2x already) not seeing improvement. Think of thin, straw like hair that always sticks out in every direction

No. 200824

>It's a natural haircolor
Huh? What color do you see?

No. 200829

Every color looks good next to white, dont worry about that. I'm sure when you will have them nicely styled it will look great

No. 200836

dark ashy blonde? Is that not what it is?

No. 200849

Ask yourself if it's time for a haircut, sometimes hair can be so damaged that no product will help. If you think its salvageable, look into Olaplex. They're a bit pricey but well worth it, make sure you don't order it from Amazon because people have been getting fakes.

No. 200862

It's straight up purple, anon. Regardless, no color is gonna clash with white.

No. 200864

I started to grow white hair pretty soon, around my 30s, apparently it's genetic (thanks mom), now I have to dye them at least monthly to cover the regrowth.
Is there an alternative way to cover regrowth on the roots without the usual cream dye? The spray thing is a mess.
I heard there are sort of "mascara" for hair, are they messy? Are they washed away with a shampoo or are more long lasting?

No. 200869

Kek it is? I'll have to check my colour settings then because I don't see purple whatsoever

No. 200871

Try a semi permanent dye. They are deposit only and don't require an activator so they are less damaging and should last a few weeks.
Definitely looks like your purple toner was left on far too long. Purple toners are used to eliminate yellowness from blondes but if you leave them on too long you get this grey-purple effect that should hopefully mellow out in a week or two and land you closer to ash blonde like you wanted. Can't tell if the pink roots are intentional or something went wrong there. Regardless people are going to be paying more attention to the ceremony than how your gown and hair match and as other anons said nothing clashes with white including pink and purple.

No. 200943

I think that you can easily avoid getting the rightmost cut if you specify that you want the shortest length to be chin-length or an inch or two longer. That's the main difference between the center and right pics. If your hair is super thick and voluminous and still puffs out when it's longer, I think any "triangle" shape can be removed through layering.

No. 201348

Mine is down to my lower back/buttcrack. I use conditioner every day, wash my scalp with sulfate-free shampoo and put on a hair mask after every other day. Brush daily to detangle, distribute the oils from the scalp down to the ends and get the loose hairs out (otherwise I'll find them scattered around everywhere), avoid yanking and forcing as much as possible. I sometimes massage my scalp with the brush too. I change my parting pretty often and try to avoid hairstyles that are too tight or heavy and put strain on my scalp because I'm paranoid about traction alopecia. Trim the ends when they start to look wispy, I often look for and cut out split ends individually whenever I have spare time. I also cut out tapered ends, even though it's not really damage but rather just a strand of hair that has never been cut before, I don't think it does much for the overall appearance but when you look close enough to see the individual hairs they just appear a bit thicker with the blunt ends.

I also started taking biotin a while ago, though it hasn't been long enough to notice any significant changes yet.

No. 201355

its all getting cut off this week ~! im so excited to go back to having a pixie cut

No. 201415

Reporting back, I bought the Maui Moisture Shea Butter conditioner as well as a hair lotion and holy sit, my hair completely changed, it's super soft. I recommend these to anyone who has similarly dry hair

No. 201634

Dae find that the ponytail-layering cut method does not work for them?

No. 201635

Yeah it made my hair look like shit, it gave me thin ends and bulky layers. It definitely doesn't work for everyone.
Ugh it's gonna take years to fix this shit, I'm half tempted to chop a bunch off to even it out.

No. 201732

Tips for sleeping with hair in a “pineapple”? I thrash around too much and my hair comes out of the scrunchie. Are there any other ways I can sleep with super long hair without creasing/crimping it?

No. 201739

I have quite long hair and I just throw it over my pillow above my head, but I don’t move much in my sleep, so that probably doesn’t help you. Have you tried braiding? It comes out cute the next day, IMO. Wavy instead of creased.

No. 201741

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I've been using ogx products for a couple of months now and I've seen an amazing improvement in my hair texture and silkiness. I have wavy and extremely frizzy hair, their argan oil keeps it in place and has helped me grow it faster than usual. I'm in love.

No. 201744

I have the same hair type and I've really been battling the frizz lately. I only use the product on the left though, do you use all four?

No. 201748

File: 1628826978366.jpg (112.48 KB, 600x600, 2021-04-09T15-26-23.060Z-OGX-R…)

I use all 4 but instead of the argan oil shampoo and conditioner I use the tea tree mint version. I use the argan oil after showering and washing my hair solely on the scalp and tips. And the oil mist when my hair is dry to control the frizziness.

No. 201753


heard OGX can cause hair loss, but I think it was some of their specific products. Just saying YMMV with it. But personally, I haven't had issues with it.

No. 201761

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Any tips on getting rid of ingrown leg hair? Maybe like two years ago I noticed I missed a patch of hair on my legs but upon further inspection they were literally under my skin so that's why it didn't get shaved. Their not red or irritated/bumpy. In picrel it looks like the bottom left. I tried exfoliating (with an exfoliate glove and an exfoliate scrub), gorwing out my leg hair completely (seems to get the hair to grow out from the skin) and then shaving it, I've waxed instead, I've picked them out one by one with tweezers, and recently tried nair. They keep coming back.

What can I do anons?? It makes me self-conscious to wear shorts/skirts/dresses. I never had this problem before and didn't even know this kind of ingrown hair existed.

No. 201763

Have you tried an epilator anon?
I had the same kind of problem years ago and that was the only thing that worked for me.
I used it for about a year and even 10 years on, I still barely have any leg hair and no more ingrown hairs

Epilators are pretty annoying and they aren't pain free but imo, the long term results are worth it.

No. 201764

nayrt, but I have hella thick dark body hair and super pale skin. do you have a recommendation for an epilator? Im tired of not being able to shave because I get instant ingrowns and having to go out and get waxed constantly because at home wax never works.

No. 201766

I do have an epilator, I forgot to mention that. I only used it once and on one leg only cause it look so long. I had a philips one but I felt like it took a while to catch my leg hairs to pull out. Anyhow, it didn't seem to fix my ingrown hairs on that leg.

No. 201767

forgot to add. I guess I can try it out a few more times. I'm just someone who really needs quick and low maintence hygiene/self care. I've used this epilator before even having my ingrown hair problem but it was always hard to stick to cause of the time it took as well as the pain

No. 201771

Have you tried IPL? It’s essentially laser hair removal. I went with the Braun silk expert line, but be prepared for a hefty price tag. I waited for a sale because of that, but it helped a lot with my ingrowns so it was worth it for me.

No. 201773

Frequent exfoliating with a glove and epilating seems to be the only cure for me. I still have them, but not as much. I used to just epilate and I was full of ingrowns, but exfoliating my legs twice a week really helped that.

No. 201855

I would love to try laser some time but currently it's just too much money right now. Maybe sometime in the future but for now it's sadly not an option.

No. 201856

What kind of glove do you use? I haven't noticed a difference with the one i was using

No. 202154

I'm this anon, just wanted to update that I did it. Faded my blue/purple out to green all summer long, grew the color out of my bangs. They still had to do a bleach bath just to get some of the leftover color out, but everything mostly lifted out. Turns out, my natural color was light enough to support going copper, so they didn't have to bleach my roots! I'm super happy with it, it makes my blue eyes pop. Time for Olaplex to keep my hair healthy.

No. 202258

ntayrt but have you tried “Italy towels”? They’re Korean exfoliating cloths, you don’t use any product just need to soak ages before. You shed skin like it’s sunburnt, kinda disgusting but satisfying, and definitely exfoliating

No. 202260

How do you even bleach your roots only and do it precisely and don't end up with like a weird part right below the roots that was bleached more than the rest of your hair?

No. 202266

seconding these, they felt like sandpaper first kek but they exfoliate really well and my skin feels so good afterwards

No. 202296

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Maybe try doing foils, like at a salon? By working in thin sections, you can control how much hair you're working with at a time and make sure everything gets bleached precisely. Use a brush and hope for the best. You'll probably need help from a friend for the back, though.

No. 202348

File: 1629255683674.jpg (69.77 KB, 563x790, 1628277634867.jpg)

How do you pull off cool messy hairstyles irl without looking like a smelly crackhead/grimes?

No. 202349

Have curly hair

No. 202468

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Gonna cut my own hair based on this, wish me luck

No. 202496

Honestly, this looks great! I would also like to give it a shot. Tell us how it went, pretty please!

No. 202502

I saw a compilation vid a while back where this technique went veery wrong for a few small youtubers who tried it on cam. Hope you had better luck.

No. 202511

Has anyone shopped from or even heard of dermaproducts4u? I've just seen a derm who seems well regarded (they're a consultant. listed on trustworthy directories, has a LinkedIn, quoted in newspapers) and they gave me a discount code for this shop specifically. It looks sketchy as hell, their FAQ page is blank ffs. The derm wants me to try forti5 pills for 3 months but they also prescribed me spironolactone so I don't know what to think, I wanted to trust them but can't help but feel suspicious about buying expensive herbal pills online. I told their secretary that the code didn't work and the corrected url they gave me was /bg where parts of it are in Cyrillic and not /en. Are they taking advantage of me about these pills?

No. 202528

Is it possible for bangs to make the face appear longer? I've been contemplating getting bangs but whenever I sorta pull my hair in front of my forehead or put something in front of it to try and tell how my face would look like with that portion of my face obscured, I just feel like it makes it look longer. Which doesn't make sense, does it? Lmao I can't tell, help

No. 202543

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I think if your midface is long, covering up the forehead can draw attention to this and could make the face appear longer, yes

No. 202559

I've had bangs forever specifically because of my long face and I've been starting to think that it may work against me too. I'm growing it out as an experiment, in lockdown so there is no better time to have awkward hair.

No. 202576

I think it turned out great!! Still have to straighten it

No. 202608

You have androgenetic alopecia. See a dermatologist ASAP.

No. 202623

Ah that must be it then. She looks good though with bangs hm. My faceshape and forehead are just like hers. What is that faceshape technically? Oblong?

No. 202624

Samefag, thanks for your reply btw

No. 202686

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Does anyone know if the Nashi argan oil shampoo and conditioner are worth the hype? They're pretty expensive so I want to hear other opinions before I take the plunge

No. 202687

Haven't heard of them, what makes it so special? Is it one of those expensive curly girl brands?

No. 202688

Yes, oblong

No. 202689

I tried hese a few years ago from samples, they were pretty small so I only used them a couple times. I don't remember how they worked for me sorry, but that usually means they were fine but unremarkable. I do remember that the mask from the same line was way too heavy for my fine hair, and that the argan oil spray was really good

No. 202718

how normal is it to make an appointment at a salon with no idea what you want to do with your hair? would it be okay to just say 'basiacally I hate my hair but have no idea what would look good' would the hairdresser be annoyed that I didn't just bring a picture and say 'this cut please!'

No. 202725

Any good hairdresser will consult with you to suggest a flattering cut that works for your lifestyle (i.e. how much effort you want to put into styling etc). They won't be annoyed.

No. 202732

I imagine they'd rather cut you than another boring job of trimming split ends.

No. 202738

NTA, but what should I expect from a consultation? I’ve gone to both cheaper places and high-end salons, but I feel like I’ve never had a stylist really take much time with me. Whatever consultation we have is like 30 seconds at best, and usually just a “bangs would be good” type of advice. The last time I showed a few different photos and asked for advice on what would look best, the stylist just picked one and said it looked good, but her advice felt so generic and not geared towards my hair type. Am I expecting too much?

No. 202742

Unfortunately the price of the salon isn't a great measure of the expertise of the hairdresser. Look for someone who has been in the biz for a long time with a diverse portfolio of women's styles. Usually a stylist/owner with a few other hairdressers in her salon is a good bet that you're getting someone experienced who will take their time with you to find a flattering look. They might be priced a little higher than the other stylists but doesn't need to be crazy expensive, there are some owner/stylists who don't charge a lot and do great work.

No. 202847

I heard that they provide hydration, promote growth and leave your hair smooth and silky. They sound like the perfect hair products but I'm too stingy atm and want to be totally sure.

Thanks a lot. My hair is fine too so that's good to know. I'll be looking for that spray!

No. 202859

File: 1629693163635.jpeg (135.08 KB, 1040x1390, 23B66FF4-7A21-472E-83D8-E32CAF…)

I need a really good deep conditioner/masque/treatment for bleached hair. Currently a level 8(naturally a 3) and wanting to get to a 10.

I bleached my hair in 2 stages, most recent being about 2 months ago. My hair is in decent condition. It’s not snapping off just a bit dry. Much more moist than it was a month ago but I need to boost the moisture as I need to bleach it again in about 3 weeks.

Any recs would be appreciated. I have 2C type hair down to my belly button and a LOT of it. So no tiny bottles that cost $50.

No. 203132

File: 1629898959170.jpeg (28.9 KB, 340x328, better nun.jpeg)

I know I might be reacting in a way that's a bit too hasty, but I've been the cgm for like a week so far and my 2A/2B hair kinda looks like a bunch of noodles with some frizz. My hair hangs to my sides and lacks volume. I think I might need a volumising product, but I'm unsure what to get. I also think that, at least according to this >>198670, I need to reduce moisture, but I honestly don't know what products I could use to reduce moisture. Is it a bad idea to clarify once a week? So far, I'll just continue using the products
I already have so far since I already bought them

No. 203195

salt water/spray reduces moisture and gives your hair more grip to make it easier to give it some volume when styling.

No. 203197

I'm pretty sure I have atopic dermatitis, as my scalp is generally itchy to the point that I always have at least on scab on my scalp (if not more). Gross, I know. When it was really bad I was using a medicated shampoo, but now I just use Neutrogena T Gel which seems to manage it pretty well. My scalp still gets itchy but it's not as bad as before. However, I just realized on the bottle it says T Gel isn't supposed to be for longtime use. Once my current bottle runs out, I'm thinking I'll have to switch to another shampoo but do any anons have recommendations? I'm afraid if I switch back to any drug store shampoo that my symptoms might get back to what they used to be.

No. 203204

Does anyone have a favorite heat protectant product? What’s worked well for you? I’ve tried so many different ones from drug store cheapos to pricy Sephora products and just get meh results.

No. 203220

I have several Sally's beauty supply stores in my town and I went to each of them and asked them what's their best heat protector product is and every single person pointed to beyond the zone heat protectant spray. I've been using it for several years now. I put a lot in my hair but it seems to work relatively fine for me. I don't use heat often so I don't bother trying other products.

No. 203229

I'd recommend trying some Selsun Blue shampoos. Their all pretty strong especially the medicated one. My dad and I used the itchy dry scalp one for eczema. I was a teen when I used it and it worked. My dad has success with it too. The downside is that it's all geared towards men and has a methanol scent.

No. 203250

Try Nizoral shampoo, it stopped my scalp from itching completely

No. 203343

File: 1630069978337.jpg (136.76 KB, 1200x800, DN9V4fPUEAAwrKd.jpg)

Not a kpopfag but I saw this pic and it touched my soul. Is this realistically achievable or will it damage my hair beyond repair if it's very dark brown?

No. 203344

File: 1630070015906.jpg (1.84 MB, 2321x3591, 1630055061155.jpg)

picrel too

No. 203356

Bleach fucks up your hair either way, maybe less if it's virgin hair, but >>203344 shouldn't fry it

No. 203373

kpop hair is a mirage, don't trust how nice it looks in photos. They bleach it over and over again even though it's naturally dark and then somehow make it look temporarily good for appearances with magic (and straightners I guess). But when you see rare unedited candids it looks fried.

With dark hair you can try to slowly go light over time with highlights etc to avoid damage, but yes you absolutely will fuck it up if you think you can get to that colour quickly.

No. 203447

Please just get a wig anon, bleaching your hair that light will fuck it beyond repair. It'll never look as nice as in the picture

No. 203516

That picture is edited too lol

No. 203552

I have wavy hair that is also coarse and I can usually keep it at least looking moisturized. But my baby hairs are so dry and curly. They frizz out and they get worse when it is humid ;-; what do and DO NOT SAY EDGES I have a weird short forehead I don’t wanna look caveman

No. 203553

Samefag I am pretty sure I have 2b hair just looked it up and went off a chart. My hair is also really heat damaged and I don’t wanna use a straightener anymore

No. 203554

I don’t do this anymore, I like my cute tight curly q’s around my hairline now. But I used to relax them as a kid through my teens. An anti frizz serum works too if you want to keep them natural. I personally like Biosilk - silk therapy. I have 2C hair but strands are thin. Hairline is much tighter tho.

No. 203575

at the start of lockdown I switched to no poo method (bicarb wash every 2-3 weeks, vegan co wash or homemade mask every week or so) + boar brush + velcro rollers, no other products. my very thick straight hair looks good for the first time in my life & has grown about 10" since march 2020. the colour has even changed from mousey to dark copper. no static, no knots, will hold a curl for a few hours, doesn't even smell bad.

but nonnitas, am I a freak for not using shampoo? even the crunchiest women I know use a shampoo bar. will my hair end up damaged if I keep living like a cavewoman?

No. 203590

I mean you're still washing it, more or less kek. As long as it's not dirty and doesn't smell you're fine

No. 203699

Every time I wash my hair, I allow it to dry naturally. Granted I am at home all the time because of lockdown so I can't air dry my hair outside. But by the time its evening, my hair just feels oily rather than soft and dry. I have tried 3 different shampoos but I still get the same result. Should I change my diet or should I just go back to blow drying my hair? Maybe my house is humid?

No. 203724

File: 1630426308384.jpeg (54.24 KB, 500x500, CB8A68FD-C2D8-44F7-8668-F9534D…)

I just started using this shampoo and conditioner and my hair is super dry and falling out. That being said, I also have the flu right now. Does anyone know if it’s possible that my hair is being affected by my illness or is it most likely just this product? Does anyone else have any experience with this product or brand? Thanks!

No. 204125

Can someone recommend me a shampoo that's for dandruff but also moisturizing? I find that if I use a moisturizing shampoo, I get dandruff, but if I use one specifically for dandruff, my scalp and hair gets super dry

No. 204145

I have a big forehead with a long philtrum, how I'm supposed to wear bangs now? I'm supposed to hide my forehead but that just makes my philtrum look even longer.

No. 204182

Wash your scalp with a dandruff product, then the rest of your hair with a conditioner afterwards. A leave-in conditioner may also help.

No. 204209

File: 1630786686146.jpeg (63.04 KB, 1200x1200, iu-13.jpeg)

Picrel worked for me. If you're used to heavily scented shampoo it'll smell like a wet dog at first lol, but the smell doesn't stay in your hair

No. 204210

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is revlon heat protectant good for straightening hair? how do you use it do you spray it on your hair before you use the hair straightener?

No. 204270

Kind of gross and a stupid question but I am starting to take exercise seriously again and it makes my head sweaty so I have to wash my hair. However, washing my hair daily has now given me dandruff again. How do you prevent this???

No. 204272

Maybe only wash with water some days? You don't need harsh, drying shampoos to wash out sweat, it removes with some luke warm water and friction you can create by scrubbing with your fingertips.

No. 204293

I would find a dry shampoo that’s designed to absorb sweat and use it liberally before a workout, and then wash hair every other day

No. 204382

All my hair curls towards my face, I hate wash day because for the next 2 days it's like my hair is trying to suffocate me. I've tried clipping it away from my face while it's drying but it all goes forward as soon as I remove the clips.

No. 204438

So I didn’t have this problem until the pandemic started last year in March but my hair gets super greasy fast. I washed it this morning and it was fine at first but then by mid to late afternoon, I could feel it getting greasy and by evening, it already was. I started washing my hair everyday because I heard that was a good tool to combat greasiness. It worked at first, but after awhile, nothing. I already use Christop Robin hair mask every week but the results are still temporary. I’m thinking about doing it twice a week or so but I wonder if that’s a bad idea. Any suggestions? It’s driving me crazy.

No. 204439

Any advice for someone who has had dandruff their whole life? I don't put any product in my hair, only wash it every other day, sometimes I go two or three days without washing it, and I only use a comb.
I guess I could get dandruff shampoo or something but I figure it must be an underlying issue since I've had it my whole life even when mom gave me the special shampoos as a kid. For context, I have thick curly hair which knots easily which I get from my dad who is Mexican and Irish.

No. 204442

Ymmv but de-fungal tinctures may help, I took some while I had another issue and it also cleared up my dandruff.

No. 204443

I have Seborrhoeic dermatitis and what helped me was a Selenium disulfide based shampoo and keto (cutting all types of sugar including carbs)

No. 204444

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I don't understand the difference between a wolf cut and a shag, when I search them they look the same. Picrel came up under wolf cut.

No. 204445

My longest layers sit right above my tailbone. My hair is thick and long. I also work 12-16 hours a day, masked up so I usually throw it up on a bun. I want to wear it down but I struggle because right at the bottom of my hairline on the back of the neck, I end up with a baseball sized knot. My hair is soft not frizzy and pretty great overall except for that I brush with a wet brush and don't use heat. I've used many detangling sprays but I can't get it to stop. I want to wear my hair down because I love it so much, what I can I do without getting an undercut

No. 204446

By looking it up, it seems that the hair being much thinner/near to the neck at the bottom is more important to the wolfcut.

No. 204449

I looked it up too and from what I understand a wolfcut is basically when you combine a mullet and a shag, so it has to also be short in the front to be a wolfcut. I think but I dont really know.

No. 204450

No difference, zoomers are just koreaboos so they slapped a different name on it.

No. 204454

What’s the best way to remove demi permanent dye?
Also, do you ladies think if I gradually started retouching my hair with lighter shades, I could get all of my hair to be a different color? Like from black to a mid brown?

No. 204457

I used to have this exact same problem & also considered doing an undercut it was such an issue - what worked for me weirdly enough was using Mane & Tail Deep Moisture conditioner. I focus a bunch where it knots by my neck and then brush it through with the tangle teaser. My hair almost never knots now. Might be worth a try!

No. 204477

colorfix argan oil at Sallys works great

No. 204662

File: 1631088305050.jpg (39.41 KB, 852x480, 1 (1).jpg)

any tips for protecting your hair while you sleep and minimizing breakage/damage while sleeping?

i already use silk/satin pillow cases, my hair is super long and semi-thick @ around 2A texture-wise.

No. 204663

File: 1631088443127.jpg (1.14 MB, 2240x2240, 2018_update_unicorn_hair.jpg)

What do you think about unnatural/weird hair colors both on yourself and on other people? Like/dislike?

No. 204665

File: 1631089280202.jpg (1.92 MB, 3024x4032, white blonde with bandIMG_7736…)

I love vivid hair colors, both on myself and others, but only when they are taken care of well. I have fair, cool-toned skin and level 6 hair that I colored various shades of purple and blue for about a year. I think it looks super trashy when fashion-colored hair looks super damaged and has a ton of growout, but that's true of any color really. The main thing I hate is when people don't keep up on coloring the hair and just let the dye fade out to some desaturated pastel shade of green or orangey pink. Like when someone dyes their hair a beautiful rich blue and just lets it turn light green, it looks so lazy! I like fashion colors in theory, but so many people just see a photo of pretty hair on instagram and think if they get that color it'll look that amazing all the time without much upkeep.

No. 204666

Agreed on all counts. I really think for the vast majority of people it's just way too high maintenance and too damaging, it's not worth it. I couldn't even be bothered maintaining a natural red tbh, just dying the roots was a time consuming, expensive chore.

No. 204669

my only suggestion would be a hair wrap, I've never used one though.

No. 204677

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This was a game changer for me! Long hair bonnet.

No. 204715

Whenever I straighten my hair, I always have stray hairs on the top of my head that stick in every direction and also my hair is NEVER 100% straight, it's more wavy. Is there a cream or other hair product that helps with straightening and making the hair smooth?

No. 204731

It's complicated. Generally I really like them, but I hate the 'creative' dye jobs that most hairdressers do, like with 10 different colours that are all going to look like shit after the first wash.
And also I think too many people just grab a colour they like and slap it on their heads without thinking about their undertone, whether that specific shade is going to look good on them etc, which is fine, but tends to look terrible.

No. 204734

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Is there a name for this style? Reverse image search didn't help.

No. 204743

bedhead mohawk idk

No. 204752

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It's a faux hawk.

No. 204782

Fyi, I just read that there are ongoing lawsuits against Tresemme because their keratin smooth shampoo has DMDM hydantoin in it, (which releases formaldehyde when it comes into contact with water and CAUSES HAIR LOSS). If any of you uses it, please stop

No. 204783

What's the best anti-frizz product you've ever used?

No. 204785

I just heard about this, I’ve been using the keratin smooth mask (deep conditioner) for a bit and it doesn’t show that particular ingredient on the ingredient list. It’s honestly been a pretty great mask for the price (I didn’t have any issues) but I’m still a little cautious to use it again.

No. 204868

don't know where else to put this. is hair health and nail health linked in any way whatsoever? i had brittle nails for years but coincidentally my hair had also been constantly damaged for years. when i chopped off literally almost all of it, my nails suddenly became more hard and strong?

No. 204869

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I know this is a retarded question but what color is her hair? Ashy dark brown? Warm black? Does this shade have a specific name?

No. 204870

Warm black/natural black

No. 204878

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to me it looks deepest brown

pic from wikipedia

No. 204943

Tbh I’d call that dark brown, but just remember that most hair colors are on a spectrum and different people will see it differently. Trying to pinpoint a color between a very dark brown and black is pretty subjective, like dark blonde and light brown.

No. 205184

I can’t figure out how you’re supposed to deal with a dry flaky scalp. If I try to wash less (to make it less dry) the little flakes just build up. I’m already using a salicylic acid shampoo and I’m just not sure what else would work

No. 205189

Doesn't salicylic acid dry you out?? Things you should try in this order:
>make sure to condition only the length of your hair, not the scalp
>anti-fungal shampoo
>oil-based shampoo

No. 205235


No. 205278

overmoisturizing, when it comes to CGM, usually means that your hair is deficient in protein. you may want to do a strand test on a protein mask or conditioner sample and see if you are sensitive before using it. moisture/protein is a balancing act, if your hair tolerates or enjoys protein it's sort of like balancing alkaline and acidic, when you are overmoisturized, turning to protein is usually what's needed. if your hair is limp and lifeless, it might be hungry for some. but definitely do a strand test, some hair can't tolerate protein and will become frizzy and straw-like, like a bad bleach job. i like the sheamoisture protein conditioner and deep conditioning masks, sometimes i use homemade rice water too. my hair is very thirsty for it, YMMV, definitely use a cheap small sample and strand test to make sure you don't end up with hay-hair.

No. 205281

the CGM sucks for some people, even if their hair has nice, dense, natural coils. it's best to use the techniques and types of products as a loose guide and figure out what your hair likes through trial and experimentation.
i have super dense wavy hair which turns into thick curls when looked after properly, but it's temperamental and changes all of the time.
women with very tight, dense natural curl patterns (as in, full blown afro curls) also sometimes find that it can be hit or miss, and following the regimen or routine down to the letter can be an expensive exercise in disappointment and buyer's remorse.
a lot of people with wavy hair enjoy using medium hold gels or mousses while damp and "scrunching" them out once dry for nice, springy hair. very small amount of light, absorbent oil or a light, non-greasy leave-in can help to reduce frizz, but i find they weigh my hair down pretty easily and leave me greasy if they don't soak in right away. serums, oils and leave-ins for highly porous, thirsty afro hair are way too much for bog standard wavy hair.
women with wavy hair seem pretty evenly divided between medium hold gels and mousse, but lots of people love mousse once they find the one that suits their particular hair. gel is definitely far more hit or miss.
certain drug store brands can be nice, but many of them cause significant frizz issues. you can do your own unbiased third party review digging and see what people with your hair type/curl pattern like to use, generally people can find a cheap option that plays well with their hair but it's trial and error.
if you've got a lot of wet webbing (looks like crazy spiderweb frizz while wet, and medusa type frizz when dried) it may benefit from protein if it likes it. it may be hungry for something, or damaged. if you are wet combing or wet brushing, you may be a little rough with it? just troubleshooting suggestions, idk what you do.
a lot of people love tilting their head to the side in the shower, plopping on lots of conditioner and "scrunching" the conditioner-saturated hair into piles of curls, bunching them up from tips to your scalp and gently pressing and releasing. i do this and usually use a wide toothed comb to gently detangle beforehand, while wet and slippery. like, apply a very small amount of conditioner while hair is wet in the shower, use wide toothed comb to gently detangle where my hair naturally parts, saturate with conditioner and squish into piles of curls. doing this with wavy hair requires conditioner that isn't too greasy or thick, so you can saturate it without looking nasty after it rinses.
sometimes trimming flyaways and breakage can help if it's just the way damaged ends fall, with no clumps of waves to cling to and form a cohesive mass with.
wet webbing IME usually indicates my hair is hungry for something, i'm overmoisturizing or have too many flyaways, breakage and damaged ends. i think we have the same curl pattern btw.
you can try medusa clipping your hair while slightly damp under a satin bonnet or large silk scarf before bed too, cheap smaller claw clips pinning your waves into serpentine bundles and pinned near the roots (not too tight or pinching right at the root). if you wake up early and are at home all day, you can also do this out of the shower and let it air dry on your head. some people like robe or sock curls but i haven't tried it, hair is too short.
there are offshoots of the CGM method for wavy hair that can be helpful, but following it as a rule book rather than a loose guide can be frustrating and expensive.
i like a few salon brand leave-ins which help my hair air dry quickly while giving very loose hold and shape, hairdresser recommended them and they're very easy "style and go" products.

No. 205348

How do you use a shampoo bar? Do you run it through your hair or lather it onto your hands and wash

No. 205353

anyone else cursed thin hair gang? using expensive shampoo and conditioner as well as a dry shampoo for volume is how i get it to work, but i basically can never have long ass hair again. it just looks limp and thin.

No. 205355

Does anyone else just hate the feel of mouse/gel? I can’t stand my tight curl pattern so I usually blow dry it with a round brush to make it slightly wavy, but it just winds up dry and frizzy most of the time.

No. 205359

I have alopecia areata and it has thinned out my once thick hair. It depresses me so much especially since it is triggered by stress, which is something I never get away from. I have bad anxiety and it’s awful how much I stress about shit. Any products that can stimulate hair growth and combat alopecia or any kind of balding?

No. 205364

Both ways are good. Personally I run the bar directly over my hair but it uses up more quicly that way than lathering it up between your hands.

No. 205401

Try a combo of rosemary oil (proven to work the same as minoxidil), castor oil and microneedling. I have FPHL from a serious illness and it's thickened out my part visibly, though I'm still working on it and haven't used it for very long.

No. 205623

Anyone here maybe have a Revlon hair dryer and styler (rvdr5222)? I consider buying it. It is good? It is noisy?

No. 205629


No. 205631

I don’t have that particular model but I have the revlon older dryer that has interchangeable brush heads. I like it and it’s much easier to get the blow out look than with a traditional blow dryer (I already have straight hair though, can’t speak to how it works on curly). But yeah it’s definitely loud and not the best to use on soaking hair, like your hair should be half damp

No. 205641

I bought this last year, it actually just broke (my fault) and I probably won’t replace it. At first I really liked the results and how easy it was. Imo the problem with these types of tools is they’re not made with replaceable heads. The bristles eventually fall out or get gross from normal usage. Although it isn’t exactly expensive at around $40, it’s just not a good long term purchase. You have to use it when your hair is mostly already dry because it doesn’t really dry your roots, so it’s also not a replacement for your blow dryer or flat iron. If you have curly hair, you’ll probably get better results with a regular blow dryer/round brush combo and you can clean or replace your brush as needed.

No. 205643

has anyone here had a Japanese straighten perm? like from 3b hair did it damage your hair a lot? is it worth it? and can i bleach/dye my hair after i get it?

No. 205669

Depends. Anon are you black? I heard it can do a lot of damage

No. 205673

I have the Revlon One Step. It’s definitely kind of noisy. I wash my hair then let it air dry for about 30-40 minutes then use it on the low setting. It takes about 15 minutes to do my whole head and I have a LOT of hair - my point tail is about as thick as a wrist.
For $50 it was a really good deal and saves me a lot of time. I have the cute mint colour

No. 205681

I have done a very baka move recently.
I tried to style the front parts of my hair with a straightener, nice, straight, neat, OK! But then, when my hair is left naturally, all of the other parts of my hair like middle, back etc curl. But the front parts are dry and don't really curl nicely like the rest of my hair does. So it looks really weird.

I don't know if it's too damaged to save from over straightening but can I get the natural curl back in that specific part of my hair?

No. 205685

Yikes, didn't know straighteners were that bad. I will try to salvage with oil but I guess I'll never straighten again.

No. 205693

This is so true, I lost the majority of my hair to my hair straightener and it took forever to grow back out. I've dealt with bleach damage in the past, but never breakage on the level I experienced from straightening it. I'm never using it again.

No. 205709

I really want to bleach my hair but I've done a Brazilian hair straightening back in January. Has anyone attempted to do that and know how much time you should wait between the two ?
The effect of the straightening is completely gone by now, so I'm wondering if the chemicals (or not, mine was organic but what do I know) just stick to your hair anyway ? I'm basically illiterate on this topic

No. 205747

I did this a while ago. My stylist told me I could color my hair 3 months after the treatment, so you should be totally fine. Apparently it’s a good idea to color and then get a Brazilian blowout because it “seals” the color in and makes it last longer (that’s what she told me anyway). It probably helps with the dryness from the bleach as well.

No. 205799

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I've been experimenting with co-washing (washing hair with conditioner instead of shampoo while shampooing once a week) and I hate it. What's a good shampoo I can use daily that won't fuck my hair up? My scalp produces a lot of oil. I have fine, straight hair.
I've tried cutting out shampoos with sulfates but I don't really notice any difference. The ION hard water purifying shampoo [pic related] is very excellent, but too harsh for every-other-day washing.

No. 205827

Have you tried washing your hair less? Your scalp should adjust after a while.

No. 205899

YesI have. I think I produce a ton of sebum and it's really gross. I've been trying to wash it once per week with conditioner and once per week with shampoo for a few months and it's just not working out. I also sweat a lot in my sleep. It's just not worth being greasy and smelly for most of the time. Over it lol

No. 205901


kinds tricky bc shampoo will ALWAYS strip your hair and the cycle will start again.

maybe you can try some diy shampoos. i had good experiences with rye flour "shampoos" and ghassoul powder "shampoos". they're natural and don't strip your hair of oils too much.

No. 205902

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Oh man I'm in the exact same boat as you.
So I work from home so I usually go 2 days inbetween showers. I used to wash my hair everyday but, since working from home started, I realized I don't need to anymore. I discovered picrel a few months ago and it's a fucking godsend. It's soft on fine hair but it's strong enough to get rid of all the oil. It's my holy grail shampoo.

No. 205917

Great, I'll look into this!
Thank you nonnas ♥

No. 205943

Any tips on getting over the hatred of your thin yt people curly hair? I need to take a long break from heat styling the shit out of mine because it's starting to look bad even when straightened. I honestly don't know how to live with my curly hair lol. I'm well into my twenties and have never learned how to accept it in my life, it just doesn't lend itself well to my fashion choices and general aesthetic.

No. 205951

How curly is your hair nonna? I have really fine 2b/2c hair that I often try to keep as straight as possible (or at least relaxed) without using heat. If it's anything like mine, I could give you some tips?

No. 205955

I know there's less you can do with it without damage, but

You can at least cut the front parts short and then you get this really cute face framing to accentuate the cheekbones

It can look adorable whilst short

It will probably get healthier as it grows back, but in the meantime, water/conditioner mixed sprayed onto the hair will accentuate curl and reduce frizz.

Also, straightening it causes damage, which I recently learned the hard way. So it's easier to make the curls look deliberate instead of frizzy. If you have (euro texture) curly hair, then you can sleep in two braids, and have more even curls, if you have ruined your curl pattern. And if you french braid it you can hide the curl pattern if you hate it so much. But idk why you hate it and what type of aesthetic you have to make you want to avoid curls so much.

No. 205961

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My hair is 2c near the scalp and 3a on ends and upper layers. It generally looks like Nicole Kidman's hair in picrel, texture, lenght and color-wise. Sounds like it's curlier than yours but I'll be grateful for any tips!
I appreciate the advice anon. I figure hiding my curls via braids and updos may be the best soution for now.
As for my aesthetic, as a teenager I was 100% goth so you can imagine I hated my curly blonde hair with a passion and these days I go for the stereotypical scandi minimalist style with dark colors and geometric silhouettes that looks really good with a slicked back low bun or a blunt lob haircut (I know, I'm fucking boring lol)

No. 205991

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Here are my tips/methods nonna! I hope they work for you even if your hair is a bit curlier than mine (my hair is quite long too, so the extra weight might help me somewhat? It's always worth a try). The results vary, sometimes I'm left with almost straight hair and sometimes it just gives me waves, but they still look far more relaxed than my natural curls! I'm going to try my best to explain but it might end up sounding very autistic.

The first method is to do a simple braid down the back with wet hair. Sometimes I braid the hair after putting it in a tight ponytail, to keep the hair around my head especially straight. Tie the end of the braid like normal (where there's a little 'tail' of hair left at the bottom); as soon as the tail part is dry, untie the braid and retie it on the next section up. Wait for that part to dry and then repeat by retying above the next section, and keep going until the whole length of your hair is dry.
It can be quite time consuming, so I sometimes speed it up by tucking it in my shirt if I'm at my desk (I guess my body heat makes it dry faster?) or if the heating is on during winter I sit with my back to the radiator (I don't think its hot enough to cause heat damage, but I might be wrong lol).
This might not work for you if the little tail at the end of your braid dries just as curly as it usually does, but for me it manages to dry far straighter. Maybe it's because all of the hair is bunched together so it can't curl like it naturally does?
It's a really simple solution and I've never seen it written anywhere before (maybe im just retarded) but its my holy grail. It takes a while to dry completely, but the only thing you really have to do is braid it and move the hair tie up when that part dries.

The other way I get my hair straight(er) is by using jumbo hair rollers (mine are 60mm) and letting them air dry. I don't recommend it as much, because it takes far longer and sometimes they refuse to dry at all. If you're not against using hair dryer heat on your hair (or if you have a hair dryer with a heatless setting), that would definitely speed up the process! I've tried gradually unrolling each roller and letting the exposed bit of hair dry bit by bit, but it was somewhat painful to have 12 hair rollers hanging from my head and definitely not practical in any way. I've also managed to sleep in them before, which again, I don't recommend.
I kind of only use it as my nuclear option; like if I'm going to an important event like an interview or party the next day and I want my hair looking as straight as possible. The results are always absolutely amazing!!! They give me better results than straighteners. But personally, I'm too lazy to do it all the time.

Some bonus tips:
- I always sleep with my hair in a silk cap, loosely braided or twisted up. I feel like it helps to maintain the un-curliness(???) and it can help to distribute the oils in my hair from scalp to ends, which makes them look less frizzy
- I always avoid brushing or combing like the plague. If my hair is curly it'll turn into a frizzy lions mane, and if I've managed to get my hair looking straight/wavy, it'll go all curly again. If I have to detangle, I use a shark tooth comb (picrel, the ONLY comb type i've ever found to work) or just my fingers.
- I don't have much success with oils and cremes, but I know lots of other people who do. If my hair is wavy and I want to keep it from getting all frizzy, I sometimes use one of the john frieda frizz ease cremes/serums/whatever they call them now (any from that line are good imo) and it works at least temporarily!
- If you're feeling lazy, you don't have to do anything to your hair. A lot of the time I just let mine dry in a tight ponytail to keep the hair around my face relatively straight, and I don't worry about the lengths getting curly. Then I just wrap it up and clip it with one of those big hair claws. I get some nice curls poking out, usually looking much neater than they have the right to be, and I think its a pretty good look! It sounds like it'll fit your style better than free curls, and its very low-effort.

Even if my methods don't work to the same extent for you, I hope they can at least take your curly levels down a notch, or that other nonnas find them useful!

No. 205995

Does anyone have experience going dark to blonde very gradually with highlights? I know going blonde is notoriously damaging but I'm not sure how much I could realistically prevent by doing it super slowly with olaplex treatments in between.

No. 206001

I don't have any experience myself but I think doing multiple sessions of highlights instead of one intense one is a bad idea as you'd likely end up over processing the strands of hair that were already blonde after the first highlights, as you can't really pick exactly which strands to leave out during highlights. If you want to do it gradually imo it would be less damaging to get two all over bleaches, each lightening 2-4 levels, as then each hair strand would be getting the right amount of processing

No. 206003

Wow, that's a lot of tips anon! There's so much advice online how to define your curls, but not enough on how to relax them sans heat, so it's all valuable info to me. Thank you for writing it all out.

No. 206158

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Okay anons, is it even physically possible to not have flyaways and not get frizz at all??
I have naturally curly hair but I straighten it and I have used all the treatments, masks, serums and all that that promises sleekness and no frizz but so far none of those fucking worked

No. 206187

So I have wavy hair that easily frizzes. It isn't curly hair that is untreated, nor is it straight hair that is damaged. I've never dyed my hair and am 100% of European origin. My current routine consists of applying an aloe Vera + lemon juice mask to my scalp, since I tend to have sebum there but dry and frizzy hair for the rest. Then I wash this out with organic aloe Vera shampoo and apply a keratin treatment which I let sit for 15 minutes. Sometimes I blow-dry my hair and straighten it, other times I only comb and let it air dry. When I straighten it, I manage to remove the frizziness somewhat, but overall this texture remains. I used to have really beautiful hair some years ago that wasn't very frizzy at all. (Also, OT and maybe an unpopular opinion, but I believe that depression and exhaustion can cause the hair to darken. This happened to me around that period when I also lost the sleek waves. I've noticed with other people around me as well who had naturally light blonde hair that their hair became almost brown after having a burn out or going through bereavement or caring for a child. I therefore wonder how hormones and overall how the body uses nutrients will affect my hair once I am less and less stressed and depressed.) I am thinking of stopping with regular hairties and switching to silk scrunchies as well as a silk bonnet, but wonder what else I could do to just have hair that has its natural wave and not frizz.

No. 206188

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Dropped pic
Haha, the irony

No. 206192


you cover yourself in oil

But literally, you need two ingredients.

Dampen your hair, and make a mixture of slightly heated honey and olive oil. Mix, apply, and leave on your damp/wet hair, cover, and leave for about four hours whilst you do stuff, and rinse out.

I can attest that this slightly lightens naturally blonde hair whilst leaving a soft feeling, so I used to use this during winter when I got less sunlight. But you need to repeat it to see results.

It may be that you need more moisture then. Again, we both have similar hair, and I know that 50/50 conditioner water sprayed on the hair makes mine a lot sleeker, so it may work for you too. Also, cold water is best for washing the hair.

Ok my turn to ask a question. How can I dye my hair darker without hair dye? If I could tint the bottom half darker that would be nice. I want to look more mature and get a job, and last summer I spent hours and hours outside because everything was shut, and so the ends are too light now. Are there natural methods that you can confirm work, like soy sauce? I have tried to DIY this and it was catastrophic.

No. 206235

henna works as a natural option

No. 206241

Thanks anons for all these responses, so I decided to buy it and I already regret it.
I have very fizzy hair like >>206188 hair on left pic. Hairdresser was using her hair dryer and brush combo to dry my hair and it looked amazing. I bought that hair styler and dryer cause I thought the effect would be similar, but no it's shit.
God I'm so done with my hair, nothing fucking helps, I'm gonna wear a braid forever I guess.

No. 206266

It might be worth looking into a keratin treatment, it is damaging but probably less than using a styling brush on a regular basis

No. 206291

Is Mane n Tail good? Heard lots of positive things about it

No. 206296

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Kikomi-chan would be jealous of me. I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m a 22 y/o female with a receding hairline. I’m already ugly in the face, so this is like a hilarious final kick in the face from the universe. Both my grandfathers suffered hairloss, and I foolishly thought that the “baldness skips a generation” rule only applied to males. Well, now me and my younger brother both have this issue.
When I look online, everyone says that this type of frontal hair loss only happens in women who wear their hair pulled up/back. I guess I’m an anomaly because I could probably count on my hands the number of times I’ve worn a ponytail.
Im thinking of shaving it all off and just saying fuck it but I also suffer from bad acne that even affects my scalp, so it would look gross. It’s not for lack of washing either, I’ve been to like 4 dermatologists and all of them have prescribed be different things over the years, none of which have worked (but I guess that’s a story for the skincare thread).
Anyway, idek why I’m posting this, there’s no solution other than expensive hair transplant surgeries I can’t afford. I guess I’m just venting.

No. 206300

sounds retarded but theres like, aerosol sprays people use to cover their gray hairs at their roots that you could use, or just eyeshadow (if your hair isn't blonde ofc)
its not a hair transplant but it will at least make you feel a little less insecure about your appearance. i have really blonde baby hairs despite having dark hair and it makes it look like i have giant bald patches near my temples kek and i usually just use eyeshadow on them and it's pretty indistinguishable

No. 206302

>or just use eyeshadow (if your hair isn’t blond ofc)
If emojis were allowed I’d put the crying one here. I have a weird hair color that’s somewhere between dirty blonde & Auburn, I used to use eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows (cuz they’re like nonexistent) but had to give up because I could never find the right color. The closest I got was like a weird grey pink, kek. Thank you for the response though nonnie, I appreciate it and sympathize with your struggles.

No. 206303

NOOOOOO my worst fear came true, i was thinking to myself when writing my last post like, "i really hope nona doesn't have blonde hair" but alas, these things happen
i did google "strawberry blonde" for hair powders and found one called rootflage, it seems like it's more for people who dye their hair or want to cover their grays, but it COULD work..i kinda wanna try one of them now though kek

No. 206370

Dermastamp and minoxodil.

No. 206371

Wear a wig? I know it's sort of extreme but since you mentioned shaving your hair off if it weren't for your acne.. don't think this is more extreme than that.

No. 206577

No matter if I was my hair with shampoo twice or three times, or leave my hair alone for days at a time, the crown of my hair and most of the back of my hair remains so greasy! Could pillow covers have anything to do with this? Am I lacking something in my diet? This has honestly never happened to me before in my life and I've used a range of shampoos etc. But when my hair is wet after a shower, no matter if I leave it dry naturally or dry it with a hairdryer, it just remains greasy, like it's permanently greasy or something. Help?

No. 206594

It smells horrific

No. 206600

I use the conditioner, my hair is bleached and I put it on after washing my hair and I don't wash it out, it makes my hair not fried. I don't know if it's some miracle but it helps me for what I need it

No. 206606

Maybe try a clarifying shampoo? They're stronger and maybe you have some kind of build-up.
Did you change anything (new products, different shower, etc.) before this started happening?

No. 206617

Nonnas does anyone else's hair get tangled/knotted SUPER fast? I have thick 1B/1C hair that's about chest length and I usually wake up with it tangled at the back of my neck even if I brush it thoroughly before sleeping. Only time it doesn't do that is when it's freshly washed and conditioned or kept in a braid overnight.

Is this a normal thing for straight hair? Is there something I'm missing, protein, moisture, anything, or should I just braid it every night? I'm growing it out long for the first time in my life, so I've never had to deal with this, sorry if this is a dumbass question lmao

No. 206621

Sleep in a silk night cap or at least switch your pillow cases to silk.

No. 206632

I don't use conditioner (it always made my hair too oily and sticky). Do you have any recommendations?

No. 206723

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I'm following this photo guide as a complete beginner to the curly girl method. The step I'm confused about is the 'final reset wash'. It says to wash your hair with a sulfate-FILLED shampoo to reset your hair, but then in some other articles I learned about sulfate-free clarifying shampoo, which, if I understand correctly is also referred to as "reset" shampoo. I have a run of the mill sulfate-filled shampoo and a sulfate-free clarifying shampoo: which should I use for my reset wash?

No. 206730

Imo if you have a good sulfate-free shampoo that gets rid of build up I would just go with that so you don't have to potentially dry out your hair anymore than you need to with a sulfate shampoo. As long as you have one that does the job you should be okay. It's not like you HAVE to use a sulfate shampoo, I never do.

No. 206731

whatever works to get rid of the buildup but doesn't add new sillicones that aren't water solluble.

No. 206794

Any anons that have suffered from anemia/low iron have any advice to give on reviving their hair? Docotr prescribed me iron and it has stopped the shedding but has had no effect on the dryness or brittleness. I drink plenty of water, take other vitamins as well, sleep with a silk headwrap, and use a moisturizing leave-in conditioner at night.

No. 206826

Of course it won't affect the ends of your hair if it's brittle. Getting your nutrition in check will make the hair that grows out from your scalp that point forward healthier. Hair shows your historical nutrition; you can't expect the supplements to travel down your hair shaft and repair itself as if it were alive.

I'd recommend eating enough protein, i drink ready made shakes made from milk protein and of course keeping your iron levels great. It takes a very long time to see the true results of this hence why it's so important to not become malnourished or unhealthy.

No. 206950

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Does coconut oil really moisturize hair or is it just a meme? Also does it not clog the drain?

No. 206958

I hate my hairstyle so much. I have a really weird, ambiguous hair texture and my face is round, so I prefer to have something framing it, but bangs and straight strands don't work because my hair curls randomly. Layers don't work because of my hair texture either. I hate that my hair looks so weird and I just want a cute and simple hairstyle. I don't want weird cuts, I just want long, simple hair. But it just looks weird on me, and my current style looks weird too. I don't know what to do nor whom to go to. I just don't know what to do with my hair.

No. 206965

I once read that it depends on your hair type. It does hydrate my hair a lot and makes it super silky, however I don’t use it much because I noticed I have way more hair fall out when rinsing, but I don’t know why that is.
Also it is a bitch to rinse.

No. 206968

What's your hair type? Mine is super thin, fine and brittle

No. 206971

Supposedly coconut oil is one of the few oils that has the ability to penetrate the hair and is therefore moisturising, but it's never done shit for my hair and it only takes harsh shampoo to remove it.

No. 206980

I have thin curly hair that’s dry as fuck after years of dying it and straightening it. According to the articles it’s bad for coarse hair because of protein build up.
I’d give it a try though, it’s a bit of trial and error. I use extra virgin coconut oil, put it everywhere except the roots and leave it in for a few hours.

No. 207050

Do you put it on dry or damp hair?

No. 207074

Not sure if this would go into the makeup or hair thread but here it goes:

What can I use to dye my eyebrows that isn't eyebrow dye? Because thw stuff here costs like 7€ for one use. Is there anything cheaper that's also safe aka won't dye the skin?

No. 207080

What are the best things I can do to make my hair grow faster? I have thick wavy white woman hair. I cut it chin-length in May and my sister wants it long-er for her wedding in March, but it’s not even sitting on my shoulders yet. What foods should I eat more of? Are there any oils that I should be putting in?

No. 207081

Nonnie $10 for an eyebrow dye is a steal. If you can’t afford that then don’t dye them at all.

No. 207083

I use refectocil, it's eyebrow/eyelash dye and it's about 5-6 euro where I am for a tube and something like that for a bottle of developer. It'll last for many many applications. Maybe you can get it online where you are.

No. 207087

When your monthly salary is 350€ then it's a bit much for something you can use once lol

Thanks, I'll look it up!

No. 207099

dry hair, make sure the oil is liquid

No. 207139

How do the expensive products help? I'm definitely part of the cursed gang, haha, I even wear it long because I don't want to cut it short. It looks particularly bad if I don't freshly wash and blow dry it daily. After looking online into hairstyles for thin hair the realisation that that's the reasoning behind the enigmatic Karen hair cut manifested.

No. 207145

I notice a massive difference with oil between air and blow drying too. This is throughout the middle as well so it's not just organically coming down from the scalp, it's the same products drying differently.

No. 207640

nonnettes with buzzcuts - what sort of products do you use to wash and moisturise? do you still use normal shampoos and conditioners?

No. 207641

Just regular shampoo. You'll find you have to wash it less, but it depends how long your hair is shaved down to. I normally do mine with a #1 guard and only let it go to a #4 before it looks untidy. It's still hair, so just wash with whatever your scalp likes!

No. 207717

Anyone here following the CG method? It works well except for that mousse/gel makes my hair look.. filthy? oily? stringy? Just a weird texture and shine to it, I don't like it whatsoever. I do scrunch out the gelcast so that's not the problem. I've only tried one gel and a mousse so far, is it just the brand of mousse I'm using and should I experiment with a different type?

No. 207828

Question for blonde anons:

I'm a mousey brown hair girl naturally, but I've been dying my hair black for years. In a weird turn of events I am currently a suicide blonde (I've been bleaching it myself). It's turning out nicely, my hair is still soft and healthy, everything is good.

However- is the brassiness something I will have to fight forever? Will toning it make it just go away after one shot or am I going to have to keep toning for as long as I'm blonde?

No. 207835

You have to keep toning. Not everytime you wash it, good products will last multiple washes, but it'll wear off sooner or later.

No. 207843

No, that was my experience too…that moussed stiff shiny curls thing was not… the look I was going for. And the mousse in my hair made it feel…horrible.

The valid part of CG imo is that with curly hair you should use mostly conditioner to clean your hair and only shampoo only occasionally. Conditioner alone actually removes the built up oils & such pretty well, but not completely. I found what works pretty well was using a big handful squirt of conditioner, and then adding like a couple drops to a teaspoon of shampoo to the conditioner in my hand.

You'll need to get uses to the slightly more oiles feeling of your hair right after you shower, compared to the very "clean" degreased feeling of shampooed hair, but if you strip oils like that with shampoo i feel like your scalp jist produces more to compensate. Keeping it slightly oiled with fresh clean conditioner is where you want to be, kind of like how leather is kept in condition by being oiled. Curly hair, like leather, can absorb a lot of oil without looking greasy & also needs that oil to stay supple. Straight hair does not handle oil well at all and will easily look "greasy" and get a sheen, but curly hair can handle being more conditioned.

Now the gel/mousse thing… that doesn't work. This is controversial, but I think the gel/mousse stuff got added to curlygirl because of people who quite frankly… don't actually have curly hair, but rather only slightly wavy. It's basically using gel to hard-set curls…why tf would you do that if your hair is already curly. Every picture I've seen of the scrunch thing is someone who is desperately trying to gel-set curls into their wavy hair. Co-washing actually made my hair feel great & look a lot less frizzy, it was definitely a big change - the couple times I tried the gel thing were a disaster. I did it looked in the mirror and started dying laughing. I walked in to my partner's room like "Hey did it work lmao" and they died too. It was like just fuck me up tier bad. But do the cowashing.

No. 207848

My hair is naturally a light brown with reddish tones, but I've been dying it black with box dye for almost two years now. I like how black haor looks on me but as my hair gets longer I gradually want to go back to my natural color. What would be the least damaging way to do this, could I do it on my own without ruining my hair completely? Anyone else tried getting rid of black box dye?

No. 207855

You can leave it alone for a few weeks and hope it fades out decently but ultimately if you want to go back to your natural you need to do corrective color, which involves stripping what's left with a color remover and then formulating a plan to match your natural color based on that result. With hair color what you see on a swatch isn't always what you get, and you may or may not require additional lift with a lightener. I've had decent luck with some box blacks but they can also be stubborn and lift out patchy depending on the product and how it was applied. It can be hard to make it look natural if you aren't a professional and harder still doing it on yourself. I would recommend you save up and have this done by a color specialist who has experience with corrective color. You can try to do it yourself but it's worth the investment.

No. 207912

Any tips for dying hair a pastel color? I’m currently bleached blonde with like 2 inch brown roots. I don’t mind having the roots in because it fits my aesthetic somehow but I’m wondering how to get a nice solid pastel purple with this blonde, I use purple shampoo but it’s still pretty yellow.

No. 207915

Simply put you can't get a pastel purple if you can't get to platinum first. Yellow and purple are opposites on the color wheel and the yellow in your hair will neutralize any purple that is too light. You have to either lighten it more or go with a purple that's a couple shades darker. You could also go for a pastel color on the warm side like pink, or one that goes well with yellow tones like a mint green.

No. 207980

This is probably the best explanation of CG methods I've ever read!! I have relatively straight hair close to the scalp but the length of my hair curls into ringlets, so I struggle to keep a balance. Conditioning my whole head usually results in oily roots but lovely curls.
Personally the best fix I've found for myself is using baby shampoo. It feels gentle enough to not completely strip my hair of the oils it needs, but cleansing enough to actually clean it. I recommend it for anyone in a similar situation.

No. 208148

any tips for bleaching extra long hair? i don’t have anyone to help me. i’m thinking about separating my hair into 3 sections, bleaching one section, rinse it out, repeat on the other two. i wanna do it that way so it doesn’t bleach unevenly, but i feel like even that method could end up uneven. what do you nonnas think?

No. 208150

Speed is definitely a factor in getting an even lift, but if you're going to do it this way you need to be really careful not to let any lightener from section 2 or 3 touch an already lightened section, so you would need to cover it up with something. Another problem you will run into is getting your roots even with the rest of your hair. Typically when you bleach the whole head you want to leave a half inch to an inch at the root alone and then do the roots last, because the heat from the scalp makes that area lift much more quickly. The problem here is that it will be hard to see and work on the back of your head, so you're very likely to end up with banding where you accidentally lighten the same area twice.

No. 208167

I have a ton of hair and it’s super long. This is my method but I do a top section and a bottom section. I time it and make sure I process the two sections the same way. Do all the middle of the hair first and then the ends and then the roots. If there is a slight variation (I’ve never noticed on myself if there ever was one) it wouldn’t be super noticeable and likely wouldn’t look terrible with this sectioning. A lot of natural blondes have the two tone variation of lighter on top and darker underneath because of natural sun bleaching.

No. 208205

Thank you nonna I was about to ruin my hair lmao. I’ll probably just do green now.

No. 208236

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I'm taking my chances asking this here, I have curly afro like hair (probably a bad description because I definitely have a softer texture that is very down the middle of Caucasian curly hair and afro hair) and I want to get straight bangs. I know, that sounds like a bad idea, but my hair holds all styles extremely well and I want to keep the rest of my hair natural because it's easier to manipulate and I like the volume i can naturally achieve. picrel is the kind of thing i am going for. I'm afraid of burning the shit of my hair.

No. 208243

thank you!! ♥

No. 208401

How do you weigh down hair that is fine and puffy? What product can be used?

No. 208484

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I hate my hair. it never air dries nicely because it is so poofy and frizzy, even when I try using cg products. I've been blow drying it forever but even then, if it's rainy or humid outside, it turns into puffy straw. I picked up picrel yesterday and am trying it out today to hopefully help. does anyone have recommendations for 2b-2c hair?

No. 208496

try using a hair oil, like argan oil. if you’re willing to pay a bit, the olaplex oil is really nice

No. 208499

I think we have the same hairtype. I get the best results by scrunching my hair dry with a microfiber towel after applying some curl activator cream. Even then it's far from perfect but it's significantly better than letting it airdry or diffusing.

No. 208533

I am similar, using flaxseed gel was game changing. Cheap, too!

No. 208602

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Does anyone know how to achieve this style? Thanks nonnas

No. 208642

It looks like she took two small sections at the top of her head and french braided them toward the back of her head, for about an inch and a half. Then she completed the braids without pulling more hair in. The small section of french braiding helps keep the hair in the direction that she braided it. If you have thinner hair like she does, you can make your braids look fatter by gently pulling on each little section slightly upwards and outwards.

No. 208769

Nta but I just made flaxseed gel for the first time (had half a bag of unused flaxseeds lying around). Will report back after using it on my hair, I'm curious to know how it'll compare to storebought gel and mousse.

No. 208772

thanks nonny

No. 208781

The back of my skull is completely flat. Is there a way to hide this when I wear my hair down? I know the tugging trick when it comes to wearing a ponytail, but what can I do when I wear it down?

No. 208789

When I let my wavy hair naturally dry, I always get a few proper ringlets in there. Does that mean all of my hair has the potential to be that curly or is that false hope?

No. 208793

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Maybe something like this could help?

No. 208794

there is a possibility, maybe a small 1 but a possibility nonetheless, that your hair isn't actually "wavy," but rather it's curly and damaged/weighed down/whatever from improper care. you could look into natural hair care, the curly girl method, curl retraining, and all of that stuff and see if it makes a change (though depending on your situation you might not see results until new hair starts growing in). it's also possible that ur hair just has a variety of diff textures in it, some of them curly and some of them wavy, in which case i'd still recommend looking into the aforementioned types of haircare and the brands that you'll find on those corners of the internet (just avoid devacurl and overpriced shit in general!)

No. 208801

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These things suck. You’re better off making a bouffant with the hair from your hair brush and a hair net. Tie it off and pin it to the back of your hair like a bump-it. Takes time to collect the hair but you can use old extension hair too. Just tease it and make it puffy. Use a lot.

Picrel uses a hair bun.

No. 208810

Lmao, don't use these. I remember using the little one back in the early 2010s and people looked at me like I was a freak. Plus the plastic was really hard to disguise to make it presentable. Seconding >>208801.

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No. 208909

I get it I get it now, they're bad lol. It was just an idea, I thought on a flat skull it may actually create the illusion of a regular, non-"bumped up" haircrown.

No. 208960

How sticky is your flaxseed gel? I'm not sure if I've got the right consistency.

No. 208983

I think any consistency would work, maybe? Just not super watery cause then it wouldn't even have the nutritional properties, maybe. But mine is usually a very snot-like consistency (sorry for gross)
This girl shows well the right consistency

No. 208988

Absolutely based pic, nonnie. I think you could get away with straightening them but you have to be careful and use heat protectant. Depending on how often you wash, you could probably straighten them once every 2 or 3 days maybe? Just be careful, I fried my hair in high school by straightening all of my hair every single day for 7 months after bleaching it. But Since bangs are short and get trimmed often I think any damage could just be cut right off with regular trimmings anyways.

No. 209002

i heard that high testosterone levels can cause hair thinning. i used to be fat so when i worked hard and lost the weight, my hair went back to normal. i did that and took an iron supplement

No. 209074

Maybe Ophelia has mentioned it in the past? She has curly afro hair but always has a dead-straight fringe

No. 209125

Do any of you flaxseed gel nonnas have tips for straining the seeds from the goop? Every time I try making flaxseed gel I always fuck up the straining part, and after trying pantyhose, cheesecloth, and coffee filters, I'm convinced the problem is me and not the equipment. Also, is the resulting gel supposed to be kinda brown and smell vaguely of wheat or have my seeds gone off?

No. 209144

Honestly I kinda gave up straining it as well lol I just put it on my hair and make sure to wash off all seeds, so far so good. I guess I'd recommend doing it on a sink or with a garden hose maybe, if you have the space. I don't think they'd clog the shower drain, but I don't know.
Anyway, regarding the smell, I believe a wheaty smell is too be expected i kinda like it, it smells like that when you're cooking with it as well.
As for the color, I guess it depends on the type of flaxseed you are using? I use the golden one and the color is a super pale off white color. If your flaxseed is brown, the color will probably reflect that.

No. 209167

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stupid question, but would this fringe style make a big forehead even bigger or would it even things out? I love the way it looks but I'm afraid of trimming my fringe this way because I don't want to look like an idiot for a month until it grows to a length I like.

No. 209192

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I think you should go for fringe just above your eyebrows bc shorter fringe will make the attention go to your forehead and accentuate it

No. 209193

Above the brow bangs can have that effect in my experience. You could try trimming right to your brows and see how you like it, then potentially cut more?

No. 209206

thank you anons! I ended up cutting it just a little above the eyebrows and I love how it looks, it also sharpens my features a bit. Maybe tomorrow when the euphoria of cutting my hair goes away I’ll hate it, but for now I’m happy

No. 209287

Does anyone else have pretty much constant hair shedding? I've always had the same amount of hair all of my life so it's not that serious, it's just really annoying that literally wherever I go, there's gonna be strands of hair on the floor, in the sink, on my pillowcase, on the table, etc

No. 209290

That is indeed a side effect of having hair

No. 209295

People lose on average 50 to 100 hairs per day.

No. 209428

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i really want to dye my hair black from picrel. the ends of my hair have turned slightly orangey-yellow from sun exposure, and i also think black would look good against my green eyes. what do you nonas think?

No. 209431

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That hair isn't true black. Just don't go out and buy permanent black dye as it is impossible to remove. I dye my hair a soft black by mixing a level one with a level three dye and adding low volume developer so it isn't permanent.

No. 209435

yeah the hair in the pic is close to my natural colour, i want to dye it basically pure black. idk anything about dyes i’ve only used asian box dyes before kek, any recommendations?

No. 209441

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I get the Schwartzkopf Igora vibrance dye in 1.0 (i have a lot of hair so i use 2 bottles, one a lighter color to soften the result). And mix it with the same line's (Royal Vibrance) low volume creme developer in a 1:1 ratio

No. 209442

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I'm nearly 30 and going corporate after years of working in an alt industry and having shitty danger hair. Is picrel too bright and unnatural to be considered professional?

No. 209448

Ask your potential employer or current or former employees. You can find them on LinkedIn or whatever and just shoot them a message. But in general if it's not customer-facing, most places genuinely don't care about dangercolors anymore as long as it's applied evenly and not fried to hell. If it's customer-facing you may be restricted to natural colors depending on the employer.

No. 209452

No it's not customer facing, but I am trying to reinvent myself a little to be taken more seriously at this phase in my life. I have been in corporate meetings with other danger hairs and it feels like you're infantilizing yourself when everyone else has blonde buns and you're trying to talk logistics with a neon green undercut… Idk if I'm making sense. I just want to feel like myself while looking like a real adult.

No. 209456

NTA but I know what you mean. I think most people will tell you they don’t care and it shouldn’t be a big deal, but I can definitely tell you that even in laidback offices, unnatural hair colors are often looked down on, especially if your higher ups are older men. Yes, it’s stupid and not fair, but if you want to make the best impression at a new job, sticking to a natural color will definitely help. You can always loosen up in few months once people know you and you have a feel for the culture. Good luck anon!

No. 209458

Ayrt well I think the color you chose is a nice middle ground and if you decide you don't like it and want it to look natural it will be easy to transition into a pretty dark mocha brown. Reds are great for that while lighter unnatural colors can be trickier to cover.

No. 209492

My hair has become incredibly fine and is shedding like crazy due to what I assume is telogen effluvium. I was recommended the Nioxin system 1 by a hairdresser since the shedding isn't very noticeable. I was wondering if any anons have anything to say about the Nioxin system 1 shampoo and conditioner? I've heard that it could increase the shedding and that scares the shit out of me. The reviews on most sites seem to be overwhelmingly positive, but if the shedding increases I might have a mental breakdown (only kidding… but not really). I also only wash my hair around 2-3 times a week because my hair is very dry (from the TE, I assume) so I am worried it might not be enough and I am also incredibly weary of using a shampoo and conditioner that could potentially increase hair loss, that also apparently will make your hair resume shedding if you stop using it. Kinda anxious about it and I would appreciate hearing some advice or personal experiences with Nioxin!

No. 209497

I never used it myself since I haven't had this issue, but I used to be a hairdresser and my clients with hair loss that had used Nioxin gave very positive reviews. So much that my boss started carrying it in our salon. If you are really nervous though you could talk to a hair loss specialist and get a second opinion. The frequency of your washes shouldn't be an issue as long as you're using it every time you wash. As far as it not working if you stop using it… I mean yeah if you had a chronic issue that you needed medication for and that medication is working, you wouldn't stop taking it and then complain that it doesn't work or is false advertising… It's logically going to stop doing its thing if you stop using it since it's a treatment not a cure.

No. 209542

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So, my hair were pretty curly (about 3a to 3b) at the bottom and completely flat at the top. What I've done is given myself a bob and cut most of my hair off to start fresh. What should I do that I get my hair curlier at the roots as they were at the bottom?
I've recently bought some sulphate-free shampoo to use but I'd like to know more to really define my lost curls.

No. 209561

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Rainy ass wet ass season is upon us.

I've been meaning to ask about what I can do to get my hair to hold better. I have fine mostly straight hair and I've been scrunching my hair while damp and clipping until it dries that way, then letting it go and slowly "flatten" until it arrives at a poofy, loosely wavy… thing. It looks amazing and holds until I sleep on it but as soon as it gets humid it goes back to being straight so I'm wondering about products I can put in to keep it from doing that. I've tried Not Your Mother's texturizer gel thing but it doesn't appear to do anything to my hair except make it look greasy. I've tried switching up the amount used, dry vs damp etc. It's always the same, either greasy or no change.

Mousse or a more aggressive gel might be what I need? But I rely on the hair loosening up to counteract the rather extreme scrunch twist that I put my hair in to get it to be as textured as I want… When would I even add the mousse? Aerosol might be the right thing so as not to disturb the shape it takes on?

pic unrelated.

No. 209583

Looks good nonna, there are plenty of normies who have this hair color too so you won't stand out that much

No. 209585

Anyone else have this problem where putting your hair in a ponytail ALWAYS pulls yout hair, specifically the hair at the top/back of the head. No matter if its high/low, no matter how tight/loose I make it. I have to wear a ponytail at work so this is unavoidable.

No. 209592

Shaggy layers are your friend, look how short 3a's hair is at the top. You could also try applying mousse at the roots and plopping your hair to dry, hate that word lol but look up the technique

No. 209595

+1 to layering. I have similar hair, about chin length, but at the top it’s only 2-3 inches long. I’m sure it would look really stupid on straight hair so it took me a while to find a hairstylist who could help me realize my vision. They’d say, “oh sure, short with lots of layers” and then give me a triangle-head. But now that I’ve got it sorted it has a nice round shape with curls all the way up and strangers regularly stop me to compliment it.

No. 209797

Thanks so much, anons!!! I cut my hair very unprofessionally at home so I will get a better cut at a salon in a couple months and follow your advice on how it should look. Very excited for my curly hair journey.

No. 210027

I'm just constantly tempted to dye my hair, usually red or dark brown/black and when I do I get bored of it after a few months usually.

>dye my hair on a regular basis since I was a teenager

>stop for a year and a half, have a head of mostly natural hair
>becomes halloween of last year, get tempted to dye hair red
>spend a shitload of money at a salon, hair does not come out how I wanted
>say fuck it and dye my hair black
>want to let my hair grow out but don't want to commit to dying it black for years
>bleach it and try to dye it the red I originally wanted
>can't achieve it, dye it back brown
>feel stupid for spending all that money only to end up back at brown
>be halloween again
>everything is red/orange
>make a skyrim character with red hair, she looks super cool
>want to dye hair red again

fuck, how do I stop having this urge, I know I will never achieve the color I want so there's no point but I am constantly tempted

No. 210036

Yeah it gives me a headache, I think if you've got heavy hair it's just a thing that happens.

The best way I've found to alleviate the pulling is a bit weird sounding but it's comfy as - I do an upside down braid, like flip my head over and start braiding from the nape of my neck. If I braid it all the way to the end I don't even need a hairband, it just flops over and I can't feel it at all. Obviously that looks retarded and I can't wear it in public but it might be something you can experiment with.

No. 210052

400 IQ idea anon wow

No. 210098

I have 3b hair and did the Japanese straight perm for 5 years. The primary downside for me was the cost (around $1000 CAD a year). My hair was decently healthy but it only really looked at its peak fresh out of the salon. I got split ends really easily too, your hair probably won't grow any longer while it's permed as the damage will prevent growth. You really should not bleach your hair afterward, dyeing is advised against but I think I heard experienced stylists can do it. It's a permanent chemical process like bleach that does weaken your hair.

No. 210151

I work out twice a day, six days a week. What’s the best shampoo for sweaty, post-workout hair? Should I shampoo every day? If not, how to go about washing it?

No. 210152

You can just rinse it with water after some of those workouts. Why do you workout twice a day btw?

No. 210155

You could totally wear it out if you twist and pile the braid into a messy bun on top of your head, it only takes two or three Bobby pins to keep it in place and it feels so comfy

No. 210159


Idk I just like exercising

No. 210160

You can shampoo daily if you're feeling pretty gross, but avoid using harsher shampoos like those labelled "clarifying" because they will fuck up the pH balance of your scalp. But you might first try rinsing really well and just using conditioner every other day. It doesn't have a surfactant like shampoo but it should be enough to pull excess oil and sweat from a daily workout, but if it doesn't seem to work for you then you'll be ok with shampoo.

No. 210252

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How can I stop my hair from becoming a tangly mess in the shower? I have one of these brushes and it helps a little, but now that my hair is down to my waist it's impossible to manage when wet and I have to use half a bottle of conditioner to detangle it

No. 210255

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Do you have the wet brush? Your pic related looks more like the thingy to scrub the scalp

No. 210257

not american, I have no idea what a wet brush is lol but yes, what I use is a scalp massager, it does help a little with the tangling

No. 210261

Sweat removes with warm water and some friction (your fingertips), so twice daily shampooing is really not needed.

No. 210263

A regular scalp detangler or that pic you posted is nothing like a wet brush. I use that brand on my dry hair too because it's so gentle and effective. Also, with long hair I like to make a very loose bun, basically a bun hanging at my shoulders, and wash the scalp like that. That way I can turn my head upside down and stuff and it won't be a nightmare

No. 210307

Nta but I thought that brushing hair while wet was bad or something because it causes breakage? That's what nearly everything I've read online seems to say.

No. 210311

Nta but I think that's sort of a myth. Like how all the beauty blogs used to say you can make DIY scrubs with sugar even though that's actually bad for your skin.

No. 210314

Has anyone else tried those rice shampoo bars and saw absolutely no difference with their hair? The ones that get shilled because the Yao tribe women.

No. 210324

I haven't tried them myself, but I've only seen results from rice on the hair when people do rice water rinses. It's probably just a regular soap bar with fancy marketing.

No. 210327

Any anons have any cute hair ideas for growing out a pixie? (Clips, ways to twist it, idk.) Mine is in a really awkward stage of being long enough to stick out but not long enough to tie back yet and it’s driving me crazy waiting on it to grow out to feel cute again.

No. 210328

Maybe try slicking it back with hair gel but how good it looks depends on your hairline.

No. 210342

Try looking up Stefania Ferrario when she had a pixie cut. My current hair is modeled after hers and her styling varied from slicking it back to minor accessories or even curling the bangs a bit, depending on what you did/plan to do with yours.

No. 210360

I got shampoo bars years ago. They were horrible and I learned that they only really work if you don't have hard water.

No. 210361

Appreciate your response, anon. I've been bombarded with ads for them for years now and I try to remember the time I was also bombarded with "advice" to go no-poo and it ruined my skin.

No. 210411

How does a shampoo ruin your skin?

No. 210416

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No. 210418

Isn't this solved by just using a showergel on your body (and a facial cleanser I guess) that removes the oil after washing your hair?

No. 210422

What the fuck is this why i have acne for like the first time in my life? But my curly ass hair needs oils and heavy products or it'll look like shit, ugh.

No. 210427

take its from me, a fellow curly… you only need to use heavy oily products because you're using too much shampoo. you dont have to go full curlygirlmethod but please try just washing with a NO SILICONE conditioner for at least 2 weeks. I had acne my whole life until I did this and it went away for the first time ever.

The cheap ass Suave Coconut conditioner doesn't have silicones, or you can find lists of silicone-free products on the curlygirl reddit. And after this, I used some Tresemme which has silcones literally one time and got two pimples the next day.

I usually do wash with just conditioner, using shampoo only once a week, but thats hard to convince people to do because it does feel like youre not getting all the way clean. But you should try it. And 100% avoid silicones.

No. 210430

It seems to vary person to person. I knew people years ago who went no-poo specifically because they had long hair and they noticed the back acne which they had was in the same formation as when their hair was laying against their bare back. They stopped using said products and the acne went away.

No. 210431

The dollar store vo5 stuff has apparently been an hg silicone-free conditioner for ages. I used it when my hair was longer and a lot of curly girls also attest to it as a budget product.


No. 210432

My hair hasnt seen silicones or sulfates for years now and I wash with a dime of hydrating shampoo like once a week after doing a pre-shampoo mask. I literally just have naturally dry hair that looks best when I use oil and heavy cream products. Though I did notice that my bacne went away when I stopped letting my damp hair touch my back which is kind of gross. Maybe I need to wash my hairline better or something.

No. 210434

It's not really a myth, your hair is weaker and breaks easier when wet. However, unless you've damaged your hair into a state where it feels like gummy and comes apart like cotton candy you should be fine to carefully brush when wet.

No. 210438

if you're anal enough to do a "pre shampoo mask" i'm gonna go out on a short limb and assume you also use numerous other skincare products that claim to "treat" acne. All I can say is, don't, and stop.

A lot of people get on board the skincare/hairproducts train as teens because of natural teenage acne. And once you're on that train, if you ever stop using the acne-suppressing products, the acne comes back. But only at first! This is natural - when you're constantly de-oiling your skin, your body produces more oils to compensate. Then if you stop de-oiling, you of course get really oily - for a little while, a month or two. But in a pretty short time, your skin realizes it doesn't need to make so much oil, and slows down to a normal adult level.

I have the best skin & hair I've ever had since I stopped using anything but basic suave conditioner, and gentle soap only if I literally get dirty.

If you have never in your adult life held off from using products for at least two months, you actually don't even know what your natural adult skin & hair look like. There is an adjustment period but you have to resist the urge to treat issues with products.

Also if you eat more than 1-2 ounces per day of meat or cheese/butter you will get pimples and greasy skin because of it.

No. 210439

like all dollar store products, the vo5 is technically cheaper by the bottle but that stuff is legit like… half water. Suave is $2 and lasts way longer because it's so much thicker & creamier. But they're both pretty cheap so you can just pick whichever scent you like more really, i do like the vo5 strawberry and kind of want some now that youve got me thinking about it.

No. 210440

>you actually don't even know what your natural adult skin & hair look like

Or you're an adult who has an oily scalp and skin and its never changed even into your 30s and its genetics. Adults can have acne on par with teens and many do struggle with it, which is why Cerave shit can be such a godsend. Sorry, but this shit is like r/skincareaddiction tier advice and years ago when I paid mind to it, my skin became so oily that I looked as if I had aged 5-10 years. I'll never understand where the consensus that oily skin makes someone look younger came from either. I legitimately looked worse.

I feel like this method only works for certain skin and hair types, same with that no poo or being able to get away with doing a diluted acv rinse (which I did do and saw hair loss, so never again).

No bullshit and I might get clowned, but I used the vo5 strawberry to shave and I've noticed that my legs are way softer and moisturized. I was using that skintimate shea butter shaving cream prior and all it did was dry out my legs and felt like it was stripping a layer of skin or something, like I saw discoloration.

No. 210463

What the fuck lol I use a cleanser and a moisturizer for my skin and that's it. I've never used anything other than that. I use a pre-shampoo mask because I'm mixed and have very dry hair. It's not me being "anal", it's the fact that a deep conditioner helps with retaining moisture. I'd appreciate if you stopped projecting weird shit onto me and lecturing me about the stuff you just made up.

No. 210561

Ty anon! I love her style and that works perfectly for me because I have hair that curls a bit like hers. I will try to emulate some of her style as it grows out.

No. 210921

Is there any way to wear hair into a bun that doesn't cause damage? I often wear my hair in a ponytail and then wrap the hair around the base and put the ends under the hairelastic, but I realised how bad that is for my ends.

No. 210924

Maybe a braid?

No. 210925

Get a silk or a satin scrunchie. I use one, it's waaaay nicer on my delicate hair.

No. 210944

well I want it in a bun, but thanks for the suggestion haha

Good one! I've never had a scrunchie before so I didn't think of that at all, thanks!

No. 210958

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Is it possible to dye your hair unnatural (as in partially/ contrasted) without looking juvenile? Picrel, I think it looks good but I'm afraid of looking like a teenager. Sage 4 retarded ramble

No. 210959

She doesn't look like a teenager so why would you? Don't know who she is but looks to be in her thirties.

No. 211024

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Bough this today. Would it be good for superr thick, curly 3c hair? I'm only just getting familiar with hair products and this looked like a type of wet brush that was recommended for curly hair

No. 211026

samefag, I plan on using it during conditioning and after I wash it out

No. 211027

I say go for it anon. I love bold styles like this on anyone who's got the personality for it, age doesn't matter. Just get it done professionally and it will look good, I think it can look juvenile when it's DIY and just two blotchy streaks in the front, or if the hair is fried, one flat color, or faded. Avoid these "my mom drives me to Sally's" signs and you'll be good.

No. 211184

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wavy hair nonitas, i highly recommend lush's super milk. I have fine, frizzy, wavy but kind of curly hair, and have been trying product for the past year. I find most curly hair products to be way too heavy for my hair, but I have been enjoying this leave in from lush. it's amazing for second day hair, is really lightweight, and smells really good!

No. 211188

I second this. Another thing that is great is Happy Happy Joy Joy - it makes my hair smell like a flower garden for a few days.

No. 211198

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As someone with ridiculously thick and curly hair, the only brush I’ll ever swear by for both fast, gentle detangling while wet and curl definition + styling is a Denman Styler 7 row. So stupidly specific but it took me my whole life to find a brush that can work through my hair properly without ripping out clumps or just skimming the top layer…and if you use it with product or in the shower, the whole thing can be taken apart and washed out and sanitized. No more mystery water leaking from your paddle brush into you hair. The only downside is I think the base is rubber so it will probably break down over time but I’ve had mine for a year and use it every time I shower and it’s still going strong!

No. 211206

Ahh thank you for the specific rec anon, I'll definitely look for this one next time I head into town. Hopefully it can salvage my thick bush like it did yours.

I'm curious though, after you comb with conditioner do you comb again outside of the shower while its still wet? Also, when detangling, how small do you section your hair? I split mine in quarters but I'm thinking make the sections smaller might help define the curls more… I have no idea though lol still very new to all of this

No. 211455

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Does anyone have experience with making their own shampoo/conditioner, any tips or recipes they can recommend? I've seen a few floating around and I'm curious to try them out but also a little unsure about whether it's a good idea so it'd be nice to hear some other thoughts before I go ahead.

No. 211457

I used to read her recipes years ago: https://wellnessmama.com/5801/diy-beauty-recipes/

She's got a shampoo recipe, both bar and dry and normal liquid kind. Personally, I don't like to use Castile in my hair and if I make a shampoo I like to use rosemary and lavender.

No. 211459

That babyliss shit should not work on your hair. That brush is for people w thin straight hair. Look at the white, round things on the end of the bristles. Any brush like that won't even budge through wet curly hair, it's just gonna get caught on those.

I personally use the original tangle teezer from ulta and it's the only brush that works for me. The hot pink one. Not the bullshit "thick hair" or "curly hair" ones they came out with. Those didn't work and are clearly gimmicks.

Styling depends A LOT more on your rinse out conditioner and leave in (and slightly your methods) than your brush which is akin to gambling at a casino. It fucking sucks, especially when your go to product gets discontinued which eventually, it will. Also look at the ingredients list. Anything that says "curly hair" on it, is most likely NOT curly hair friendly. All the curly haired products are more lowkey. You'll figure out we don't really have a lot to choose from. I recommend double checking products on the curlyhair subreddit. Avoid polyquats and silicones in your conditioner.

No. 211461

Thank God someone said something. That brush was in my house during high school and it was broken in several uses because that red part completely ripped out of the black handle and you could see where the hot glue was holding that piece of shit together.

No. 211495

Speaking of curly products, curly girls bookmark curlsbot.com it's been a lifesaver as someone in a poorfag country who can't get most of the US/UK products recommended online.
Tangent but last week, new bottle of my favourite conditioner felt like a slightly different texture. Double checked the label = when they "upgraded" the packaging they added dimethicone to the formula. Bitches betrayed me in my own shower.

No. 211503

Ugh that sucks anon. I LOVED the Tresemme coconut and aloe vera botanique conditioner as a rinse out. My hair was so voluminous and defined. My hair looked sexy, like marilyn monroe vibes. Well, they ended up reformulating the ingredients completely and shrank the bottle size while upping the price. I can't find a good rinse out conditioner since then and my hair looks half as good as it used to. It's hell

No. 211515

I switched to the Hask tea tree and rosemary shampoo last night and I'm loving it. My hair feels ridiculously bouncy and full and I never felt that with any of the OGX products. And before someone tries citing that tiktok going around, it didn't cause me to have any hair loss and I had been using it since like 2012. It just weighed my hair down with too much moisture.

Ntayrt but I've used this one before and maybe it will be similar for a replacement: https://www.soapboxsoaps.com/collections/conditioners/products/coconut-oil-moisture-nourish-conditioner

No. 211559

What's your method for styling? Am I supposed to comb my hair after a shower or will that fuck up the curls I just defined?

No. 211665

NTA but I don't comb again after showering, I find that it gives me frizz. I just step out of the shower after detangling, apply any leave-in, oils, and styling cream by combing through with my fingers, then "plop" my hair in a microfiber towel or t shirt for an hour or so.

No. 211899

I have a huge forehead so I want to have bangs, but my hair is also super thin and oily no matter what I do, to get proper full bangs I'd have to cut a lot of hair but then the "line" would be way too far up if you know what I mean. Is there anything I can do? Currently you can still clearly see my huge forehead through my bangs because they won't cover my forehead properly and you can see where my hairline is, way too far up. Glasses also make it a little harder for the bangs to fall down properly but that's not my main problem

No. 211904

Same problem, got curtain bangs instead of full bangs. It doesn't hide everything but it's better than nothing

No. 211907

I had something like that but my hairline is so high it was still really obvious.. My eyebrows are also a bit too low making my forehead look even bigger lol

No. 211917

I have a big forehead and thin Kiki hair. I find thinner bangs with a part is more flattering than trying to hide it with full bangs. You're right it's going to look highly retarded trying to pull in enough hair for thick bangs which will just draw more attention to your forehead. Thin parted bangs soften the broadness of the forehead without looking like you're desperately trying to hide it. The length of your bangs is also pretty important for it to be flattering. For me it works best if they are just below my brows.

No. 211929

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Can anyone recommend hairstyles appropriate for job interviews, so employers don’t think I’m a slob for choosing to wear my natural curls? My hair is in a shag with lots of layers so it’s hard to figure out what to do.

No. 211930

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I think as long as you're well groomed you'll read professional, I don't think your picrel would look out of place at a job interview. You could do a nice half-bun to get the top shaggy layers out of the way.

No. 211947

that is very unprofessional. just wear your hair down anon.

No. 212090

Very unprofessional? What are you in the military or something? I work in corporate sales and this is a very normal hairstyle to see at work.

No. 212189

What should I wear on my head at night to protect my curls? I feel like no matter what they’re going to get crushed by my heavy head anyway

No. 212193

A bonnet.

No. 212211

In what world does natural curls = slob? If your hair is well taken care of, there shouldn't be a problem?

No. 212212

Is this the right thread to ask about nose hair? How do you know when to trim it? What do you use to? Halp

No. 212214

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What the fuck do I do girls?

Today my hairdresser fucked up and had to get her manager to “fix” it. All they could do was go shorter.

I’ve been growing it for 3 years and it’s all gone.

No. 212217

ah shit, that really sucks. If you're really desperate for long hair, you could consider extensions but I imagine you don't really wanna go down that route. Maybe you could go to a different salon and see if it at least can be cut in a flattering style? Other than that it's just waiting until it grows out again, at best you can try to live as healthily as possible to get the most growth and be careful with your hair to prevent breakage.

No. 212219

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thanks anon, it makes me feel better having someone acknowledge the suckiness.
unfortunately I can’t stand hair extensions. I’ve had them once or twice before and I just hated them (super sensitive scalp)

I’m going to try get into a better salon tomorrow but I don’t know how lucky I’ll be? I’m supposed to go out tomorrow night with friends. I don’t want to cancel on them but it’s so bad

a shame it’s not still halloween. i could have pulled this off perfectly

No. 212223

Arghh this is such a shitty situation nonna and you’re coming at it with a way better sense of humour than I would.
Can you style it in any way that makes it redeemable? If not, have you ever considered having a complete style change up and chopping it all off? If you’ve ever thought about what you’d like your hair to look like if you cut it all off, find some photos that match the vibe, show them to your new stylist and pray like Hell they’re more competent than the last. Sadly your hair isn’t growing back any time soon so the only thing you can do now is try to salvage it with a stylish short cut. I’ve been in your situation before and it’s such a dogshit feeling spending money on a cut only for it to come out bad. My best wishes to you.

No. 212233

it looks immature and not elegant. it depends on the type of job you want i guess. for a retail work setting I think it would be fine, but idk if I saw that in a corporate setting I would think it's unprofessional

No. 212237

NTA but the messy bun at the top isn't optimal for a job interview. Looks, well, messy. And slobby

No. 212242

You can trim (not tweeze) it if it's poking out of your nostrils. There are electric nose hair trimmers, but I would recommend using a small pair of scissors like you might find in a manicure kit to just trim the ones that bother you. Your nose hair has an important role in your body. It helps to filter out debris, allergens, bacteria etc. as you breathe, so you don't want to remove all of it. You don't want to tweeze it either because you don't want to get all that crud near an open wound; it's possible you could give yourself an infection or inner nose pimples that way.

No. 212244

I hate how attached I am to my hair and I'm so jealous of those people that think it's just hair and do whatever they want with it.

No. 212254

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I'm so sorry anon! I know the feeling, I've been given an accidental bowl cut before too. It'll look a lot better once it gets touched up, especially if they can put in some layers to break up the silhouette a little. If you're not averse to going a little shorter, I think the super layered shag thing that everyone's doing right now is actually super cute.

No. 212265

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i know in my heart you’re right, but I’ve just come from having a pixie cut and avoided the urge to touch it for years while it grew past my shoulders.
I guess I’m still in the denial/bargain phase.

I know the only way to save this is to go shorter and tbf short doesn’t look bad on me. It just sucks because I’ve had short hair my whole life and I’ve only very recently started to think I can be confident enough having long girly hair and being super feminine.

Oh well. 2 more years of the same old style won’t hurt me

thanks so much nonnas. I feel a little better about this mess

No. 212603

I've been following the cgm for a few years but it seems like my hair is always frizzy and the texture isn't great, could going back to sulfates and silicones help with that?

No. 212633

Have you checked if you're protein sensitive? I thought CGM was a scam before I realized I need to go 100% protein/coconut oil free.
If not, well maybe it's just not for you! Some of my friends with beautiful hair use silicones and alcohols that CGM prohibits. The only way to do hair right is whatever method gives you healthy, pretty hair. A year is plenty of time for your hair to acclimate to the process. If you feel stifled by rules and you're not getting results then ditch it!

No. 212638

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Anons, is it possible to get Farrah Fawcett hair on naturally curly hair without heat? I've got 3a/2c curls naturally and I've been straightening it for awhile because I just do not know how to style it, and to be honest, I really hate the basic curly "styles", if you could even call them that. All of the people on Youtube with similar hair types as me just have their curls straight down with no styling or volume despite having curls, and it looks so boring to me. But seeing so many people pull off the Farrah hairstyle made me really want to try it, but every tutorial I've seen is someone with straight hair using curling irons to achieve the look. I feel like it should be possible to do without heat given how textured my hair is already but I have absolutely no idea on how to go about it, any nonnas got any tips/tricks?

No. 212641

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Not sure where to ask this, but how the FUCK do you tint your eyelashes without burning your eyeballs off?
All the advice I see is just "be careful" but how?? I use a tiny brush, steady my hand and do one eye at a time, but this burning chemical crawls up my lashes and seeps into my waterline every.damn.time.
Even when I magically feel no pain while tinting, I WILL get it in my eyes when wiping or washing it off. Am I being a dumbass or is this a pain-is-beauty scam?

No. 212652

Why would you tint your eyelashes?

No. 212657

idk about no heat but you can achieve it without a flat iron with hot rollers, or blow drying it straight and using rollers/pinning it up. Having a layered haircut is key too
https://youtu.be/TVYNuFwbU8g this girl does it with rollers
https://youtu.be/9RHXb3snBrc this one isn't in English but its exactly what I mean, blow dry it and pin it up curling it away from your face
https://youtu.be/xoV_ZvI6Xzs this one uses hot rollers

No. 212661

I'm blond and I hate mascara

Anything you can do with a curling iron you can do with hair rollers and a good alcohol-free gel or mousse. Look for roller set patterns for volume on youtube, the rest depends on your haircut as other anon said. Only drawback is wet set curls take forever to dry, but at least you avoid damage

No. 212667

I’m also 2c/3a and I get a similar style if I blow out my hair with a round brush, but obviously it will look different depending on your own cut and layers, you definitely need a shaggy cut for that look. To get that kind of “big volume” style I think it’s best to use a blow dryer, although rollers can also work too. My technique is similar to this video. I usually double braid my hair at night after blowing it out so I have some nice second day waves with less frizz than my natural hair.

No. 212674

What products do you use? I tint my eyelashes and have no problem with this whatsoever, just apply it with a clean mascarabrush like it's mascara. The developer I use is a cream-based one, not a liquid one, and I don't use more than I need to make a paste with it so it doesn't drip.

No. 212763

the curly girl method is such a scam.
the whole 'if your hair is frizzy it's curly/wavy' is also a scam, the curly girl method might work for people with coily hair but people with wavy hair and frizzy hair are better off using drugstore products plus oil treatments for the frizz.
tcgm is such a scam because you have to buy all these expensive products and spend so much time just to get bad results and get told to experment more with the routine, drugstore shampoos and conditioners give better results first use.
tcgm makes your hair waxy and gross, you can't even style it because of product build up and the knots are insane.
>b-b-but my hair is starting to curl after two months of doing cgm
yeah your hair is curling because you'r squishing it and braiding it and shaping it with it having so much product build up that works as a gel to hold it in place, there is a reason your hair doesn't curl in the first week or two weeks because these curls need product build up and this is why they tell you not to shower often and that's why you have to use a moisturiser at every stage!

tcgm is esstinally buying expensive products and letting them build up while you squish your hair into curling.
not worth it.

No. 212765

its definitely not a scam for people with naturally curly hair though. idk why anyone without curls would even try it

No. 212766

>the whole 'if your hair is frizzy it's curly/wavy' is also a scam, the curly girl method might work for people with coily hair
if you complain about frizz online the knee jerk reaction is to tell you that you might have curly hair that you didn't know about all your life and i fell for that meme.

No. 212767

ahhhhh i see. i think people forget that there is a hair texture between curly and like, pin straight lol

No. 212772

the annoying thing is that no one was saying this when i started the CGM 2 years ago. i liked the look of the gel cruched waves and i got a lot of compliments on it but i feel like i really fucked my hair cuticles since i didn't have any silicone protecting it from the shitty weather for almost a year. i have extremely thick, frizzy, wavy hair and i didn't really get much benefit out of the CGM.
im kind of thinking about cutting my hair short ish - like armpit length since it's now waist length and just going deep into diligently using drugstore products. i feel like that's just better for my hair in general. i wish it wasn't so frizzy though.
i barely used heat on my hair for like… fuck 12 years now? that's insane. but now i'm more open to using it since my hair is frizzy anyway, might as well style it in a nice way.

vid rel is actually what made me go from thinking of quitting to quitting and never looking back. its wild to me since there were finally people saying that CGM is a hit or miss, even among curlies. like WHERE WERE YOU PEOPLE BEFORE???

No. 212776

CGM is literally one book written by one person, then the hair bloggers got hold of it and it became a new culty way to justify consumerism and bullying others for asking questions or experimenting.
I follow CGM and my hair is better than ever, but I'm not in the cult. I don't use expensive products or an 8 step routine. I use curlsbot to find cheap products that work and I move on with my life, I don't post selfies to reddit for asspats so everyone can nitpick how I wash my own fucking hair.
I'm a white girl with 3C curls, and yes I used to treat my hair badly and looked like Hermione with dull bushy frizzy hair. Just because that's not your story doesn't mean it's a myth. I didn't "train" my hair to curl I just used the method once and the curls became obvious because that's the natural shape of my hair.
Sorry you had a bad experience with CGM but calling it a scam is just as extremist and unhelpful as the cultists trying to talk straight haired girls into doing the method for a year because it's the holy grail and must work for everyone.

No. 212789

frizzy wavy who tried the curly girl method here - after almost two years of trial and error I've come to this conclusion: the curly girl method is for curly hair. Shocking I know. It's simply not meant or designed for wavy hair, and almost none of the wavy youtubers follow a completely orthodox cgm routine, even swavy curly courtney uses sulfates to clarify and often wears her hair brushed out. Hair like Isabella demarkos and mine, which is mostly 2a-2b, is closer to straight than curly, why would the CURLY girl method be the best way to take care of it? lol

No. 212794

No shit. Yall got straight hair with the mildest dent ever. There is a reason why curly girls are gatekeepy. Some people with straight ass hair be posting in the curly hair subreddit and it's just like ????

No. 212806

I just watched this yesterday after using silicones and sulfates for the first in 10 years lol
I think her approach is the best, take what works and leave what doesn't. I really liked the silicones but I'm going to keep using sulfate free shampoo and clarify once a month or so.
Why are you so angry? If someone with straight ass hair likes using hair products for people with 4c hair and it works then good for them? And even if they look like an oiled penguin as long as they like it then who tf cares, it's just hair

No. 212821

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I agree with you in a way, it's not for nothing that it's called the CURLY hair method afterall.
It's however funny how you make it seems like straight/wavy haired people are invading your personal hair dedicated space despite English communities revolving around "natural hair care" are mostly 3B to 4C dominated spaces (except from specific subforums of The Long Hair Community + sometimes the long hair reddit); even when you type "natural hair" you'll find only 3B to 4C types (because "natural hair" refers to only unprocessed ext curly to coily in Engo spheres I guess) while it's a different and heterogeneous mix of all types for German and French communities. I honestly don't understand why you're so pressed over a wavy haired girl doing the equivalent of picrel, just ignore it if you're so offended by it kek

No. 212823

Calm down weirdo

No. 212827

I've seen a lot of CG people say "wave is a type of curl pattern" so a part of the CG community is definitely encouraging it themselves. Don't attack me on whether that (wavy hair = curl) is true or not, that's not my point.

No. 212828

Hi, everyone. I have curly hair and I wish it were permanently straight. I'm thinking of Japanese hair straightening, but I hear you can't do that on dyed hair if it has been bleached. I have thick hair so I'm not sure if it would be too much of a problem, but obviously I don't want unnecessary breakage. Are there other ways of permanently straightening hair?I have between 2b and 3a hair

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ayrt, I agree with you tbh. Wavy hair that's thick and has a more consistent texture like picrel is going to benefit from the cgm probably but a lot of wavies are closer to having straight hair

No. 212830

from what i read, japanese hair straightening is the best way to permanently straighten thicc girls out. the issue though is going to be the roots growing out if you get tired of it. you can try other methods like keratin treatments but it won't last long because it works better for finer hair.

the left is what my hair looks like when i brush it out although i would say mine is even wavier. i'm this anon >>212772 and i never got anything so uniform and nice as the after pic without coating it in gel. i got somewhat close but it was very random. even now that i'm using mostly silicone products my hair is still wavier than the before photo without any gel/scrunching. i just have some pieces that want to be crimped/wavy and others that refuse to hold a curl without gel. and tbh i feel a bit like a fraud having to gel my hair to get hair like that.
my favorite way of curling my hair is doing those robe curls that went viral on tik tok last year. i've also been meaning to try vid related but i'm too lazy and still in self isolation so it'll have to wait.

No. 212859

Talking to yourself? Is your hair stick straight or something and u tried the cg method but didnt get results lol

No. 212987

I just noticed that my brown hair is full of glittery silver strands?! You only notice it when you brush through the hair but why am I getting so much grey hairs at age 24?! I always thought that you would get the first white hairs when you are like 35 so what the hell is wrong with me?!

No. 212992

It's usually genetic, don't worry too much it's not related to health unless you've just gone through Xtreme long term stress.

No. 212994

I got them when I was 22-23 too. Honestly it’s cool because they’re like little sparkles.

No. 213009

It's very normal to start going grey in your 20s. Don't worry, it will probably take decades to go completely white.

No. 213019

A few here and there is completely normal and it’s largely genetic. Also greys show up a lot more clearly when you have dark hair. If it’s really seriously getting to you, you can always dye it.

No. 213029

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Is olaplex worth using if you have dry/frizzy hair?

I tried almost every oil, hair mask, shampoo and conditioner but nothing really works. Argan oil was the closest but I'm wondering if Olaplex might be better.
I get my hair professionally dyed and it's not really damaged but even at the salon the comb gets stuck in my hair and it can be hard to detangle. I just hate the whole thing

No. 213035

I had flecks of silver already coming in in my twenties. I watched my older brother get noticeable greys in his twenties too so I wasn't too shocked by the timing when it was my turn. If you look at men (seeing as they rarely bother with dye) you'll see it's not rare.

No. 213063

Does anyone else here get super nauseous and get a headache all day if they put their hair in a tight hairstyle?
It used to not be much of an issue but the older i get the worse it becomes, just now i tried to do a sleeked back bun and less than 15 minutes later i started feeling sick i had to take it out and ive been nauseous for over thirty minutes now and likely to have a heache for the rest of the day.
Do you experience it?? Or at least know the cause?

No. 213070

i need some advice on wtf to do with my hair. i went nopoo like half a year ago because i wanted my hair to grow out faster, did olive soap bars and eggs washes etc, but the eggs were too gross to keep doing and the bars just made my hair oily. then i switched to a sulfate free shampoo.
i've noticed recently that my hair has like a thick layer of gunk on the scalp after i wash it. when my hair's dry i can like scratch flakes off of my scalp. after i shower and wash my hair i can like really feel the layer of gunk as it kind of softens after i've washed it. i try to scratch it off when dry and remove it in the shower but neither really changes the situation and my scalp is just weird. my hair gets SUPER greasy 1-2 days after i wash it though so i do not think i have dry scalp.
what exactly is the problem? i should say that i have not showered or washed my hair often at any point in my life. i recently went through a major depressive episode and showered like once a week or every 10 days for like a couple of months. i'm extremely gross, i know. but i'm getting better now and showering like every 3-4 days. i want to get my scalp to normal though. i'm iffy about appple cider vinegar and other natural remedy stuff because i'm scared of damaging my hair. i know regular showers will probably improve the general state of my hair, but other than that, what can i do? i don't have particularly itchy or irritated spots on my scalp, it's just like there's a layer of dead skin just sitting there constantly and if i scratch with fingers or brush the flakes come off. and it feels like even though i try to scratch it off with brush or in the shower it always comes back. is it just that i have to return to SLS shampoos? i'm kind of scared my hair will have a reaction to it now that it's been so long.

No. 213078

You said you switched to a sulfate free shampoo; is it one of those creamy ones that doesn’t really lather? Are you double cleansing? With the really gentle sulfate free shampoos you should be washing twice, and only using a dime sized amount scrubbed into the wettest hair possible. You’ll know it’s working correctly if the shampoo seems to lather up better the second time.

It just sounds like you have product build up on your scalp that you’re never quite managing to wash off.

No. 213083

definitely clarify with a sulfate shampoo, you won't have a reaction. Despite what people say sulfates aren't bad for you, they're just unnecessarily strong for some hair types, but right now you definitely need a good clarifying shampoo or two. there are sulfates that aren't sls/sles by the way (ammonyum lauryl sulfate, sodium coco sulfate etc)

No. 213085

samefag I forgot to add that they make scalp exfoliating masks, I've never tried one though

No. 213089

Please stop falling for the egg, mayo, vinegar, no poo, smelly granola people Pinterest advice.

Millions of dollars are spent on product design and testing for normal shampoo. It won't kill you. In fact, I've tried everything from shampoo bars to expensive 50 dollar shampoos and nothing was worse than shampoo bars, nothing better than basic Walmart shampoo and conditioner. My favorite is the Garnier whole blends sets.

Nopoo, anti sls people don't come after me. I've tried all that shit and I take the path of least resistance.

No. 213090

What is your hair type anon?

No. 213112

no it lathers just fine. it's one of those micellar stuff shampos. i did double cleanse last time i showered and there was no difference, still as oily and flakey as ever after like 2 days.

i just ordered one with coco sulfate i think and with tea tree oil because it is supposedly good for the scalp.

i've taken a look at a couple of those but i'm kind of wary as i don't want to cause any unnecessary damage with acids or sugar etc

ok walmart & garnier shill

No. 213115

I agree with you nonnie. My mom was big into natural hair care (mayonnaise and eggs and shit) when I was younger, but it didn’t do much for my 3c hair except make it smelly. Using more standard products combined with drying my hair with a microfiber towel and sleeping with braids/silk bonnet has improved my hair a lot.

No. 213173

pixie cut anon here, I've decided to start growing it out. anybody got any tips on how to do it gracefully? I've been trimming the nape of my neck to avoid the mullet/rat tail look and I've invested in a bunch of fabric tie hairbands. is there anything else I should do?

No. 213176

Also agreeing with this. I'm not a curly girl, but a half asian mix and that no poo shit wrecked my hair years ago. I just use hask and call it a day.

I replied to another pixie cut anon a month ago right here >>210342 and it was useful for her. I'm also growing out my own pixie cut.

No. 213177

>ok walmart & garnier shill

Some things work for people and some things don't anon. It doesn't mean someone is a shill. Feels like I'm on r/skincareaddiction where they don't allow you to speak to bad experiences with Paula's Crap and Cetaphil.

No. 213179

I've had the same experiences as you, only use cheap stuff and constantly get told by hairdressers that I have abnormally thick, abundant and healthy hair. But I've felt the pressure from the idea that you're treating your hair like shit if you aren't using fancy products.

No. 213182

>using fancy products

Man, fuck that shit. I tried that Biolage or however its spelled shampoo in my aunt's shower once and I hated how my hair felt after. I don't know how she uses it, but she also has dry skin and combats dry hair whereas I'm mixed and have oily skin and an oily scalp. I made the mistake of using her dry shampoo once and my hair was so weighed down with moisture (was a hydrating treseme kind) that it was limp even after I washed that stuff out for maybe a day after. I feel like that's been the trouble for me with both skin and haircare: All this shit moisturizes too much, but there's those of us who don't need gobs of moisture lest our hair is weighed down or a skincare product ends up giving us milia.

No. 213183

is your hair virgin? when my hair isn't dyed I don't even need conditioner. silicones are terrible for on oily hair.
my holy grail drugstore products are Live Clean. so nice and light and still "natural".

No. 213184

I'm not sure if its considered virgin because aside from trying one l'oreal color pulse back in high school (this should tell you how long ago this was), I haven't colored my hair or bleached it. I only condition my hair maybe twice a week and its a really small amount, cannot relate to that one meme where its got a mostly full shampoo bottle and nearly empty conditioner bottle beside it. My hair was so thick as a child that conditioning it was the only way it wouldn't tangle up afterward, but its calmed down a lot since then.

No. 213228

I wish more products were sold in smaller sized bottles too. I’m trying to find the right leave-in and styler for my hair but I feel guilty that I’m wasting money and the product when I try a new one and it sucks

No. 213233

You mean trooncareaddiction

No. 213238

Ayrt but I'm not surprised that place is full of trannies. They really seem like busted bitches.

No. 213470

Virgin hair is hair that has never been chemically processed. If your color has faded but the full length that was dyed hasn't been cut off, it's not virgin hair. If the full length that was colored has been cut and it hasn't been chemically treated again, it's virgin hair. The part of your hair that's been colored cannot return to it's virgin state, so it needs the same care as hair that's been freshly processed, even if the color seems to match your virgin new growth. Hope that makes sense.

No. 213566

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2a here, and i want to fucking kill myself. I used to be 3b when i was younger but 5 keratin treatments after my curl is almost non existent. Frizzy, dry, tangles a lot, every time i wash my hair curls stay defined but one day after they disappear, it has been two years since my last treatment so it makes no sense my hair is still this lifeless, if my hair is "curly" why tf my curls disappear so fast?? i tried using gel, styling creams but nothing works. Sometimes i just want to say "fuck it" and straight it, it looks so neat, shiny and long that way, i'm sick of battling my own hair and if my hair barely has curls, its frizzy and messy all the time might as well just do what i want, its going to look like shit anyway. I'm also a poorfag so i don't have money to afford all these fancy products.

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kek anon are you me? I’ve never done any keratin treatments but I did straighten my hair once a week since i was 13 and only stopped last year because of the pandemic. I used to have the most gorgeous curls as a child that barely needed any products to be defined, but now my hair is the same as yours, frizzy and gets tangled super easily. I don’t mind if because I’ve never liked how curly hair looked on me and I still straighten it when I go out or put it in braids so it gives me some weaves, but sometimes it would be nice if i could just look like picrel again

No. 213596

my scalp is so fucking itchy nonnas, i guess the seasons getting colder is fucking me up. i just have dry scalp, not dandruff.

so far i’ve:
-switched to only shampooing twice a week with moisturizing shampoo
-slathered my scalp with aloe vera gel and left it on before showering

gonna try apple cider vinegar next and if that doesn’t work i don’t know what else to do. what have you tried?

No. 213611

Do you take hot showers? It's one of the most common causes for itchy dry scalp and flaking. People tend to take hotter showers when it's cold out, but it wrecks your scalp and your skin in general. It's okay to relax in a hot bath or sauna sometimes but your daily washing should not be hot and steamy. You should shower in the coolest temperature water you can tolerate. You don't need to aim for freezing cold. Somewhere around lukewarm or slightly warm is okay.

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Anons it doesn't matter how many hair masks I try out, my hair remains ridiculously dry and frizzy. Would Olaplex help? Which one is the best for dry hair?

No. 213732

Is it virgin, bleached, or color-treated?

No. 213734

Well it was colored with a toner but the color has already faded out so…virgin I guess

No. 213737

If the color faded or not has no bearing. You had a chemical process done to your hair, therefore your hair isn't virgin.

No. 213747

Ntayrt but that sucks, I love hot showers :(

No. 213755

Ah, I see

No. 213767

I'm going to try but holy shit does it seem unbearable

No. 213769

It does help and yes, its virgin.

No. 213770

You damaged your curl pattern with the keratin treatments.

No. 213774

4c here and i've had the same experience.

No. 213776

>Millions of dollars are spent on product design and testing for normal shampoo.
eh that doesn't mean much when they only stand to gain from selling you more and more hairproducts and fixes on top of your shampoo. If shampoo was all that good, no one would be buying leave in, hairmasks, serums etc.

No. 213789

I'm aware, now what? is it too late for me or i can grow my curls back?

No. 213792

A keratin treatment won't ruin your hair follicles kek. Your new growth will always be your virgin hair. The hair that was treated is fucked forever. That pretty much goes for every chemical process on your hair. It permanently changes the hair that it was applied to. Your hair cannot heal itself because it is not made up of living cells. But your curl pattern comes from the shape and positioning of your hair follicles which is genetic. Any untreated new growth will be your natural state. Unless you have an underlying medical reason like cancer or alopecia or sometimes pregnancy, your hair is never not going to grow back in it's natural form. If you remove all the processed hair and something is still fucky, then you just need to look at your hair care routine.

No. 213795

rofl they all do different things nonna, shampoo isnt a fucking scam you just have to figure out what is right for your own hair texture

No. 213797

Don't worry, the curls will come back, just get a big chop and regular trims until all of the damaged hair is gone. That's what I did, or you can shave your head if you don't feel like micromanaging damaged ends for months. Try not to be tempted to straighten it because you're going to prolong your suffering with heat damage.

No. 213815

I got a big chop 3 years ago and it looked pretty cute, my curls were shining and it was very low maintenance, but everyone around me though i suddenly got cancer, i always had to clarify i was fine and even strangers looked at me like i was a walking coffin so i'm pretty reluctant on doing it again

No. 213817

Just let it grow out until it's long enough to chop the damaged bottom or chop it off in parts.

No. 213883

Fuck that, who actually showers in lukewarm water in the winter? Psychopaths.

No. 213920

People with heaters in their home who don't want dry itchy scalps

No. 213945

Can I dye my hair a dark grey the same level of darkness/lightness my natural hair is without bleaching it? If so, how? I don't mind having to tone it to keep it brass-free, I already do that anyway. It's dishwater blonde naturally.

No. 213946

That's like saying if soap was all that good, nobody would be buying lotion.

No. 213969

Idgi just wear a shower cap?

No. 213978

What curl/styling cream/gel do you guys use? I don't know which product to start with

No. 214010

So I ended up buying nr3 because there was a discount. Will update you guys, I'm excited

No. 214638

So I tried it for the first time 2 days ago and the results are really underwhelming to be honest (even though I left it on for more than 10 minutes). It added shine to my hair but didn't make it softer at all (if anything, it feels drier). Can't decide if my hair was too damaged for Olaplex to make a difference or it wasn't damaged enough to make for a really noticeable difference. Did anyone else have the same experience?

No. 214667

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i use this and then i style with a denman brush

No. 214668

I typically only use As I Am leave in. It's awesome. If I'm using gel, I use kinky curly curling custard (only dime size and dilute with water).
Contrasting the other anon, SheaMoisture was the worst shit I've ever used and dried my hair tf out.

No. 214684

yeah, my hair is wavy not curly and it loooves chemicals, not surprised it doesnt work for everyone lol

No. 214686

inb4 screeching because last time I said I used this I got jumped on by people who claim they changed their formula and advertising to appeal to white people or some shit. Their coconut and hibiscus line smells so good though.

No. 214729

Oh that may explain it, along w other factors. I have coils, not sure what anon asking has.

No. 214819

use a wide tooth comb or afro pick if you have 3a-4c hair.

No. 214820

NTA but in my opinion the denman brush is leagues better than any old comb or pick

No. 214848

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No. 214881

Your experience sounds a lot like mine. I used to shampoo daily because of school and being a hormonal greasy teenager then went nopoo as an adult because I thought I was naturally that oily, then my hygiene got fucked up for the same reasons as you. My head started growing little crusty patches that felt like scabs and I'd scratch them off and also had a lot of hair loss which was so much that it took me to see a dermatologist who said it was fungal dandruff caused by malesezzia and that I should be washing it daily and changing my pillow cases often to keep it from growing (I don't think it ever goes away completely either). While I've never done the egg mask thing it just seems like a bad idea to leave food in your hair if you've got malesezzia, and I have to manage it by using T-Gel or Alpecin now instead of buying any other fancy shampoo brands. At this point maybe you should check your scalp with a professional since it sounds like it's become a skin problem now, not just your hair.

If there's any young anons in here who have hair loss I'd suggest double checking, on top of all the other reasons, that it's not dandruff-causing fungus wrecking your scalps.

No. 214883

I've heard about denman bushes before but what makes them so good? It looks like just another plastic brush with plastic bristles to me.

No. 214887

They brush defines curls really well. I think it's because it uses tension of the bristles to smooth the hair into place. It's the only thing that tames my bangs ngl, just make sure you detangle and use leave-in and/or styling creams first.

No. 215010

nayrt but I'm so invested thank you for this. I can't afford to see a professional rn, is there a routine you can recommend with products I can buy until then? I'm losing so much hair for years now it makes me want to cry and that permanent grease feeling is killing me

No. 215049

Maybe try a shampoo with ketoconazole? It's in antifungal OT medication and it helped me a ton. Just follow the directions as stated and don't overdo it.

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I’m so fucking mad, anons. THIS is why I only go to a salon once every 2 years. I go to someone different every time too, hoping for a good result for once. I’ve never gotten a pretty cut/color. So, this is what I got for my birthday present this year. Absolutely shit layers when I asked for a TRIM. The ones in front are shorter than chin length so it looks like I’ve been trying to grow out bangs or something. This is the absolute last time. I’m never going to a “professional” ever again. I basically pay to get my hair fucked up because I’m too scared to ask for a refund or say I think it looks bad. My hair is thicker than what it looks like, and I guess no “stylist” knows how to cut it. Fuck me, it’s going to take so long to grow this back out so it looks okay.

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Samefag. It’s actually been a few days and I’ve been trying to come to terms with it, but I’m honestly so fucking mad. Thinking about it makes me want to cry. The highlights look like shit too, but I’m not as concerned with that as how bad these fucking layers are. I can’t go get it “fixed” somewhere else and run the risk of some else fucking it up even worse. The biggest red flag should’ve been when she told me she used to work at one of those shitty chain salons that men go to. LOOK AT THIS. I don’t know what to do because I want to cry every time I look in a mirror.

No. 215255

>I’m too scared to ask for a refund or say I think it looks bad
Not to be mean, but this is your fault. Sorry about that though, hope it grows back soon.

No. 215259

Cool. It must be nice not to have social anxiety.

No. 215262

Just go and have it redone to another salon. Say this was done by a family friend or by yourself or whatever and ask for it to be fixed, any hairdresser worth their salt will see this as a good challenge. Take this as a learning opportunity. You can't spend your life being scared of having your hair cut.

No. 215266

NTA but enjoy being a doormat for the rest of your life. You can fight sOcIaL aNxIEty you know?

No. 215267

Exposure therapy drastically improved my social anxiety. If you don't ever attempt going out of your comfort zone (say by speaking up!) you'll never get any better. That said, I don't bother going to salons anymore and just trim my 2c/3a long hair at home.

No. 215268

nta you're right but it's also not an overnight process to overcome social anxiety.

Maybe you can look into trimming your hair yourself at home? Some women with really long hair (lijke waist or longer) do that.

No. 215273

Ayrt, you don't know what I have. Anyway, if you understand that you won't speak up, then it might just be better to learn how to cut your own hair like the anons above suggested.

No. 215302

I'm just so done with my hair. It tangles a lot and i can't really "brush" or style it because is curly, so it looks naturally unkept most of the time no matter how many products i use. I envy people with straight hair, i can't really notice how much my hair has grow because of shrinkage, what a fucking nightmare.

No. 215341

Please tell me you're not brushing it when it's dry my dear anon

No. 215436

I posted this before and feel like a hypocrite now (kek) but I tried using a rice water rinse and it actually made my fine/curly hair feel a lot stronger after only one application. I did a similar method like the one in this video, I let it ferment and applied it mostly to my roots with a spray bottle, then let it sit with a shower cap for a couple of hours. Washed like normal afterwards and my hair felt thicker and more manageable, less frizz, etc. If you’re dealing with curly hair that always looks unkempt, give this shit a try. I was skeptical because of my previous experience with “natural” remedies, but it’s cheap and easy enough to do once a week. I can’t attest to the growth part yet though.

No. 215468

No of course not kek, i know that would make everything worse, i just wish i could actually control how it looks, creams and most products don't work on me so my hair just looks unkempt and i cant do nothing about it once is dry

No. 215471

It could be that your hair doesn't have enough moisture. I'm not sure what you tried before but I was in the same boat as you until I discovered that I have to use a leave-in a bit of oil, "plop" my hair, and use a styling brush before I use styling cream.

No. 215474

I do have a leave-in oil too, i should try doing your method next time i wash my hair

No. 215932

anons with wavy hair, how do you lock the moisture in your hair? I find that my hair is initially moisturized after washing it and putting in cream for wavy hair but I can see it become drier and drier throughout the hours after. Oils and butters make my hair greas instantly.

No. 215933

my hair used to be curly when it was short and when i was a kid but now it's longer (only shoulder length) it's straight and really big (basically frizzy but still straight). if i let it dry naturally it drives in wonky, messy waves that i can brush out but my hair stays in weird awkward bumps. it never gets curly though and the waves are never nice- i've half heartedly tried scrunching it with a towel after getting out of the shower but it doesn't do anything. wavy hair/ lose curls run in my family so im wondering if my hair is secretly like that and i just don't know how to make it work? what can i do to release the phantom curls!

No. 215939

Potentially stupid question but are there any hairstyles that make your head appear smaller?

No. 215941

It sounds like your hair is wavy now. Hair pattern can change for many reasons, I think the most common is hormones, maybe puberty killed your curls?
Waves can't really be forced to become curls, that being said, are you using any hold product like gel or mousse? Maybe that could help control the volume and gain some definition.

No. 215950

Big volumeous hairstyles will probably do, as the contrast will make your head look smaller in comparison to the large hair.

No. 216206

DAE has this problem where if they wash their scalp with a normal shampoo like Head&Shoulders, their scalp feels clean but dry as the Sahara, but if they use a shampoo that supposed to be moisturizing (I1m using one with urea now) their scalp becomes less dry but super itchy? Wtf should I use?

No. 216236

I just use head and shoulders on my scalp area and then normal shampoo on the rest of my hair. I prefer having a dry feel on my scalp than it being itchy.

No. 216237

I have 3c curly hiar and have straightened it my entire life. Now that i'm not and I am kinda confused on when to detangle or brush my hair. I'm doing the curly girl method (for the most part), and it seems the only time to get the tangles out of your hair is in the shower which for me can take a while. I usually do it again with a comb when I get out with detangler too. But I don't shower every day so on day 2 or day 3 of curly hair am I not suppose to comb through it or am I suppose to re wet my hair those days and comb through it? My hair is extremely difficult to brush or comb when dry

No. 216242

Are you sleeping with a bonnet or scarf? If you protect your curls properly at night they shouldn't be tangled so easily. But if it is tangled you can spray your hair with water and detangle/style again starting from the ends and reapplying conditioner and styling product as needed. Don't brush or comb dry, you will tear your hair out.

No. 216244

I sleep with neither, I guess I shouls start though? I forgot to add this part to my question but my hair gets pretty messy from sleeping.

No. 216245

Definitely, in my experience sleeping without a silk bonnet makes my hair super dried out, frizzy, and messy. A lot of people like silk pillowcases for this purpose as well but for me, the pillow slides all the way off the bed in the middle of the night when I use them kek.

No. 216254

Over the last year my hair has started falling out more rapidly to the point of visibly thinning. Loads comes out when I brush it or shower. Other than "reduce stress", does anyone have any advice on what I can do to reduce it?

No. 216256

I'm in the same boat nonita. If you can, get blood drawn do see if you are missing the important stuff (iron, vitamin d, etc.) make sure you're getting enough protein in your diet, drink plenty of water, start taking a multi vitamin if you can, wear a silk/satin scarf when you sleep to reduce the friction on your hair. That's all I can think of off the top of my head.

No. 216257

Samefag, but if you are looking for some shampoo recs: check out nioxin (look at the different systems to see which fits you), black onion shampoo is known to help stop shedding, and shampoo with caffeine in it also has a good reputation. Also, try buying rosemary oil and putting a few drops in your shampoo and conditioner when you go to wash your hair. But also, I do really recommend seeing a dermatologist about the excessive hair shedding as well.

No. 216258


Thank you so much!

No. 216643

Where do I even begin to learn how to do my hair? Like what tool or product should I buy first and what should I try with it?

No. 216664

>tools or product
Depends on what you have in mind. Do you have any idea what kind of hairstyles you'd like to try?

No. 216669

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Not really, I am at square 1. I think I have 1B hair. Looks similar to pic-related. The main problem I have is frizziness, but I have been able to get more shiny hair since I switched to sulfate and silicon-free shampoo and conditioner and started using hair masks. My hair still looks very frumpy and unstylish though. Should I get a blowdryer and blowdry it straighter?

No. 216679

Are Brazilian blowouts really bad for you? Ik they are carcinogenic, but I am so wondering if getting them every few years will seriously impact one's health.

No. 216709

only just saw this now! i dont mind it being only wavy, i just want the waves to look.. nice. i was advised to buy some sea salt spray which im literally about to use so we'll see if that does anything.

No. 216720

>I know they're carcinogenic
>I am so wondering if getting them every few years will seriously impact one's health

I think you answered your own question

No. 216741

I wish there was a non carcinogenic way to get the same results.

No. 216747

Anyone else has long hair but tiny short hairs on the top of their head that stick out in every direction?

No. 216756

have you looked into japanese hair straightening? I have no idea if it's carcinogenic or not because I don't know anything about it, but I have heard people mention it

No. 216759

That's new growth

No. 216763

File: 1639130179580.jpg (150.82 KB, 1124x1274, 20211210_105115.jpg)

Sharing because this is a really good pic difference, if anyone has stuff similar to this with different haircuts it would be cool

No. 216764

KEK you think. If a moid/basically anyone with shorter hair tried it by slicking one sidelock back and leaving the other down it would look super cringe.

No. 216765

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No. 216769

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Unless you want to broadcast you're a sperg never go for something pic related. eww how did that managed to stay slicked back it can slide down anytime kek

No. 216770

>badly draw manga example pic
>weirdly broken post
Nonnie, you sound like a total sperg.

No. 216772

That's the last hairstyle any human would look good in, sperg or not i'm sure it's never found on my head

No. 216778

Impression of hairstyles according to priority
1) Sides
2) Bangs
3) Back
The sides are the most eyecatching part of a person's hair. The sides not being evenly styled can cause an illusion of a front-facing to be slightly tilted (a perpetual 3/4 view).

>manga moid
Ironically applies to moids too but this is manga im talking about therefore really unrealistic

No. 216826

Kek what it's easy to keep one side of your hair tucked back behind your ear….just use a styling product. I do it to show off my piercings

No. 216893

Technically there isn't any hope if the sidelocks are this >>216769 length unless you wanna coat your hair with thick layers of gel or keep brushing it upwards every 3 secs or so. Didn't try it but I know how styling gel works. Superglue/industrial glue/cow glue (KEK) works fine tho, the one that cosplay wigs are styled, but risk if you're gonna harm your scalp.

No. 217056

There's this crazy new invention called the bobby pin. They make them in different colors so you can find one that matches your hair, and they'll hold even the slipperiest of shitty straight hair if you use a light hold styling product in the morning.

No. 217097

Already asked in the stupid questions thread some weeks ago but never got a response, so I'm trying here: The inversion method is bullshit, right?

No. 217110

No. 217148

For some reason, the back of my head gets oily way faster than the rest of my hair. The strange case thing is that it doesn't look oily, it just feels oily. Anyone else experience this?

No. 217151

yep, happens to me.

No. 217156


It's prob because it stews around on your pillow 8 hours of the day until next wash

No. 217366

Are there any products I can use to get big messy hair? The only way I've found is not washing it for a few days but it makes me look disgusting

No. 217435

For straight or wavy, dry shampoo. For curly not afro, sea salt spray. Both will give you a little grip and lift and require no styling effort. I don't know much about afro hair care so I'll let another nonny chime in if that is indeed your hair type.

No. 217436

Thank you nonna! I have straight hair but I always sleep with a bun in so it looks slightly wavy. I'll definitely try dry shampoo!

No. 217453

what dry shampoo do you guys use? particularly from darker haired girls who don't brush dry shampoo out because they don't want to ruin their waves/curls cause that's me and i'm looking for a new go-to!

No. 217461

Batiste for dark hair. It doesn't make my hair crunchy which I like. The color is ok too, though it looked a little off when I had black hair.

No. 217464

You don't need to brush dry shampoo through your hair and ruin your curls. Apply it near your scalp and give it a good rub with clean dry hands. It should be a transparent powder that looks white until you disperse it. If it stays white or feels crunchy you've put too much on.

No. 217594

This has probably been talked already since it became a meme basically, but I did the Apple Cider Vinegar hair rinse for the first time yesterday and the difference today is already pretty staggering, especially considering it was my first time doing it!
The hair ends are still on the dryer/frizzier side, but still a bit more tame than they usually are and also softer. The roots, however, are super silky and shiny. It also feel a bit less oily, but I'm not 100% sure. For reference, I have dark, wavy hair (2BC)
I will try to do it once a week or so and see how it goes from there, but so far so good. The results reminds me of when I travel and the water of that place has a lower ph so my hair gets almost instantly better after showering.
What I did:

>Bought pH strips to test the water and the ACV pH levels, as well as the final concoction

>Made the rinse from 2/3 filtered water and 1/3 ACV, final ph of about 4. The water around here have a ph of 7-8
>Cleaned hair normally, did the rinse afterwards and didn't remove it from hair, let it air dry
>Used a silk hair cap for sleeping

It did stink up the whole house though, maybe I'll buy some essential oils to mask the smell when I do it again, as this vidrel suggests.

No. 217600

Try every other week, nona. You don't want to do this too often as it can throw your pH balance out of whack, but every two weeks or so and you should keep getting good results from this.

No. 217601

Okay, thanks for the tip, anon! I feel like my hair ph is super fucked already due to the water, pollution and sun from my country, so I wouldn't want to fuck it up more kek I wish I could test it out with the strips.

Also, for some reason, whenever my hair starts getting nice again, my face skin gets super weird and oily? Does anyone know why? It's as if all the oil that was in my hair went to my skin, but I have no idea why or if there's some truth to this feeling.

No. 217604

Right train of thought but wrong stop. The skin on your scalp and on your face require different types of care including different pH levels, which can make hygiene a weird balancing act especially if you have sensitive skin. It could very likely be the run off from your hair care routine, not the oils from your hair, that is causing this. Your skin tends to overproduce oils when it's been stripped too harshly. When showering always wash your face after completing your hair care routine and be sure to moisturize after patting your face dry after your shower.

No. 217608

Thanks again, anon. I wouldn't say my skin is sensitive, but it's pretty complicated. I have PCOS so breathing wrong can fuck up my skin.

>When showering always wash your face after completing your hair care routine and be sure to moisturize after patting your face dry after your shower.

I usually do my skincare before going to bed, so I guess my best bet would be doing it right after the rinse, maybe. Hopefully it will be back to normal soon enough!

No. 217618

Anyone else have advice for dealing with cold, wet environments for hair? I'm moving in a month or so and I usually live in areas with dry heat. Anything else just gets my hair all frizzy. Product recommendations would be great too

No. 217720

Posted in the wrong thread so I’m pastong here.

Guys do you think I would look super manky if I went frizzy on purpose?
I know how to avoid friction, use protective styles, moisturise my hair and my hair is ‘under control now’ and curly. I remember though, a little younger I let it poof at school because ‘eh’ and some b word said it looked messy and made other people look at it. But I actually like the fluffy feeling, having it stand up on my shoulders like a cloud.

Can I brush-frizz it again, or will this damage my hair? Will it make me look unkempt, and are there cute ways to style this?


No. 217722

File: 1639654227031.gif (498.88 KB, 500x208, princess-diaries-frizz.gif)

I have nothing to add to answer your question but I unironically love the princess diaries "frizzy" hair, it's so cute. i'm so jealous of people who have wavy, thick hair that can get like that.

No. 217725

I quite like it too ♥ but straight hair looks more fun to run fingers through

No. 217749

Okay nonnies, I need some advice. I'm very certain I have androgenic alopecia. I have experienced a shit ton of hair loss with the stereotypical part widening and crown thinning, and I notice that much of the hair that is left is going through miniaturization (the hair gets smaller in diameter and weaker). I have a derm appointment in two months, but I was wondering if I should wait before taking the plunge and starting minoxidil or if it would be better to start now before the derm appointment? Very sad about all of this as I was letting my hair grow out after buzzing it for like 3 years but oh well.

No. 217762

How do I get my hair like this, especially the volume and poofiness? My hair is already wavy so that shouldn't be a problem.

No. 218850

i have a question for the hair anons here:

>been bleaching/dying my hair fun colors for the past year

>decided i want to grow out my natural hair, which is dark blonde, and continue to dye the parts of my hair that are already bleached
>if i get some semi-permanent dye onto the grown out (unbleached) hair, will it seep into my hair and change it or will it just rinse out? not planning on dying the unbleached hair but i could see it happening by accident

just wondering if my plan to grow my natural color out will work.

No. 218861

sperging right there with you, nonnie

I also have long, fine-like-speaker-wire, wavy hair that does not do well with braids and I've resorted to the claw clip or pinning it up in various bun-like styles.
If it works with your fashion style, some vintage updos are really nice for this hairtype - look for the ones that involve pinning up sections of hair or twisting sections rather than braiding them. Bernadette Banner definitely has some tutorials on YouTube, but you can honestly just look shit up like 'vintage updo tutorial' and pick the ones you like. Good luck!

No. 218976

Any black nonas here have any recommended relaxers that won't destroy my hair to hell back? Or is it hopeless and the idea of a "safe" relaxer completely null?

No. 220384

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All my life I had those bald edges in my hairline and not much hair in general. I started to drink golden milk everyday for a few months now and my edges start to fill out also I noticed a lot of new growth on my whole head and my brows and lashes got fuller too! A friend started to drink golden milk at the same time as me and she has similar results. I also started to use omega 3 oil around the same time and someone told me that could be related to that too. Can recommend!

No. 220390

I’ve done something similar and I also have dark blonde hair. Semi-permanent dyes shouldn’t seep into your virgin hair unless your hair is naturally really porous. Just try to keep the dye to the bleached parts. Arctic fox is pretty gentle and never stained my virgin hair.

No. 220391

What is golden milk?

No. 220394

Nta, but it's milk with turmeric (and other spices) in it. Tastes very earthy.

No. 220404

Oh hah, that sounds good. I googled it and the only results were candles lol.

No. 220408

A haircut like this may help

No. 220438

If I had to guess, hairspray instead of gel, plop, diffuse, then shake it. Volumizing dry shampoo could help too.
Also I hate you for making me want bangs again.

No. 220499

File: 1640946269885.jpg (60.96 KB, 453x216, 20211231_112035.jpg)

My face looks like theirs blended together, same proportions and everything. Would curtain bangs look good on me?

No. 220508

Is this a trend?? This looks like an awful comb-over on screen and I can only imagine what a wreck it looks like in 3D real life.
Styled babyhairs can look nice but this is just a Refinery29 level mess. She even adds eyeshadow on it at the end because she knows she fucked up lol

No. 220521

NTA but it looks fine to me?

No. 220522

nta but I thought it looked off from the thumbnail (didn't watch the video), the eyeshadow explains it.

No. 220527

This looks so bad on her jesus, imagine how bald a blonde person would look after having done this! Also as someone who has cuther baby hairs on accident and has terribly straight and fine hair, it literally stood up no matter what, 0/10.

No. 220539

Probably not, they don't suit long faces unless you want it to look even longer and narrower.

No. 220544

But wouldn't they help breaking up the length of the face? If they end at the cheeks for instance?

No. 220560

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I'm no hairstylist but this looks good to me.

No. 220566

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I was imagining something more like pic rel but >>220560 looks nice to me so I guess it just depends on how you get it cut. If they're a bit shorter and cover more of your forehead they're quite similar to regular bangs, which are my preference for my long face. As a general rule I try to keep hair off the sides of my face to avoid it looking extra narrow.

No. 220879

Ugh how the fuck am I suppose to treat my hair that changed in such a short time. I've had 1b/1c pretty much all my life, until like this past year from growing it out this time its different. Its 2a all around and on the back under the hair is 2c at least. Its oily, thick, and fine so I'm at a lost.
Like I'm 26, why now?

No. 220914

Anyone use rogaine for shit hairline? Mine's crawled away with stress and I tried acv washes + rosemary oil conditioner but it's not helping much. Does rogaine smell bad? Do you need to use it all day or can you just put it on at night? Anything else I should know? It's so fucking embarrasing I feel like a troon.

No. 220926


I'm interested in this too. I have like a little reverse widow's peak, I hate it so much.

No. 220927

Are you growing it out from a shave? If so, I'd guess (and this is a stretch) that if you did it in the opposite direction of where your follicle was growing, maybe it disturbed the placement into something more angular, which would result in curlier hair. Another possibility, which I think is more likely: your hormones are changing. I don't know why, lots of things could cause it, but ageing could most definitely be a factor.

No. 220928

any anons have experiences with a rice water rinse? i've been meaning to try it but i'm also a little sus as some people online say it made their hair super crunchy and they had to exclude any protein from their routine for weeks to just get it back to normal. how was your experience with it? and how often do you do it?
i want my hair to have some definition because i think i moisturize too much and they've been a little limp for a while.

No. 220932

If you regularly use protein based hair products (shampoo/conditioner with keratin, Olaplex, or just DIY egg masks/flaxseed masks, etc), I would warn against it, I went overboard with them and it made my hair drier than ever. Currently in the process of fixing it

No. 220940


The issue with rogaine or minoxidil is that you will rely on it for the rest of your life. If you stop using it your re-growth will fall out and perhaps other hair follicles that you had before treatment as well.

Tread lightly.

No. 220969

I tried Hairstory Studio ‘New Wash’ and it’s making huge clumps of hair fall out. I’m getting married this year and now I’m going to have to cut my hair short. Devastated.

No. 221087

Such shit. Maybe I'll try microneedling scalp instead.

No. 221144

What the fuck? I'm so sorry. How does that even happen…

No. 221148

File: 1641278791898.jpg (90.7 KB, 539x729, Screenshot_11.jpg)

What are some hairstyle 'rules' that you found to be completely untrue?
I think the 'full bangs always suit long faces' thing is bs, sometimes it can emphasize the lower half of your face too much and could make it look even longer. I also read somewhere else that if you have a long face, you should avoid creating volume on the top of your head because it will make it look longer, but I found that it actually makes the face look smaller in comparison

No. 221559

very stupid question but as a non-asian, would my hair be treated differently if i went to an asian salon? never been to one but the ones around me have tempting prices

No. 221562

I fully agree. Long bangs emphasize my mid face and jaw too much. Same for micro bangs. I only go for soft, blended bangs that hit just a tiny bit above my brows. And I love adding volume to the top too, I think it makes everything more proportional.

No. 221564

this is a psa that if you have long damaged hair, everyone can tell it's damaged and bad and that you're just clinging onto it. do yourself a favour and cut it off.

No. 221579

Half Asian here and I regularly go to Asian salons because other ones are shit with handling my hair. I guess it depends on what you are and where you go. Asian salons will cut as short as I like and thin my hair for me (it's thick) whereas other salons have either outright refused to cut my hair as short as I want because they said customers have cried afterward even when I've told them I've had my hair this short before or they give me something that looks loosely inspired by what I've asked for, which I'm never happy about. I had one guy at a non Asian salon a few years back and I asked him for a particular style and he refused to go any shorter than my shoulders and I looked like a 90s news anchor. I wanted to kill him. Asian salons will also be honest with you (at least mine is) about what you're choosing if it doesn't suit your features and suggest something better. Also, the free scalp massage is amazing. I have to try not to fall asleep in the chair.

No. 221580

Samefag but non Asian salon guy also complained about how thick my hair was and how long it was taking him the entire time, how his arm hurts, etc. Asian salons typically won't talk with me at all, which I prefer.

No. 221583

the idea that oval shaped faces can pull of any hairstyle

No. 221587

I don't think bangs that length suit anyone at all, touching the eyebrows or just above is perfect.

No. 221771

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Curly nonas do you wet brush your hair every morning? Want to know if it's normal

No. 221774

I have always brushed my hair after getting out of the shower while it's wet. I can't do it dry.

No. 221775

What I meant was doing it every day in the morning to tame the frizz, I always wet brush them but got the habit of doing it before going out

No. 221776

I love dry brushing my hair for maximum puff, it's so fun

When I didn't want to look puffy, yeah I brushed with conditioner and water so it was slippery enough.

No. 221812

They'll be happy to take your money, anon, don't worry. They might not know how to handle your hair though. Only get it cut at an asian place if you have reasonably straight hair with thick strands and don't get any chemical treatments without checking that the hairdresser is experienced with different hair textures. Asian hair is a lot less prone to damage than white or black hair, so they could accidentally fry your hair if they don't know what they're doing.

What do you think looks good on oval faces?

No. 221859

I have the typical nasty, dry, anachan hair and a an extremely greasy scalp. My hair looks normal if it's up or in a braid, but the crown/back are so thin it makes me look like a fucking troon when I wear my hair down. Should I just literally cut my losses and get a short haircut or will that make it look worse? I haven't felt confident wearing my hair down in public in years, even though the density hasn't really changed, and ever since I hit puberty I've had this horrible, frizzy-yet-greasy mess that doesn't respond to anything so it's not like it looks good when I wear it loose anyway. I don't think it's androgenic alopecia since I'm underweight and I'm bad at handling stress, plus the density really hasn't decreased over time, but the texture near mt scalp really is awful.

No. 221875

Nonny I feel like all your attempts have been at home? I tjink make s collage of the red you want and go to s professional colorist

No. 221879

a little update on my post >>213070
i've been showering a lot more, only had one bad week so far where i didn't wash it for like 7-8 days. it has not improved my hair though. still gets greasy very fast, and the flakes are coming back. i'm afraid i might have the same situation as >>214881 but i thought i didn't because when i look this up online it says itchyness or scalp pain is a common symptom which i don't experience. however since the flakes always come back i'm getting kind of convinced it's this shit affecting me. i'm way too lazy to go visit a dermatologist though, so i guess from now on i'll wash my hair every day and change pillow cases more often and see if it improves. i'm using a normal shampoo with tea tree oil in it right now which is good against dandruff yeast stuff allegedly. any other tips on how to combat this? i don't want to use harsh products in case my hair can fall out or something

No. 221906

If you think it's a fungal issue got to a derm. Drugstore shampoos do nothing for medical conditions, 99% of shit sold is the same formula with different fragrance. There are some OTC anti fungal shampoos with ketoconazole, but you need to follow the directions to a t, or you will just wreck your scalp health even more.

If you're going to wash your hair every day, at least use a very mild, ph balanced shampoo. You could even try baby shampoo. But please visit a derm if you can. Scalp issues can be easily treatable once you find out what's going on.

No. 221918

i don't think i can even afford to see a specialist right now. is it even worth washing every day if i'll need to see a doctor anyway? i would prefer to fix it myself but i'm willing to admit defeat if nothing would help. the only available otc shampoo with the ingredient you mentioned is sold out everywhere rn, there seems to be an issue with the manufacturer. isn't there any other shampoo or something that could help?

No. 221951

Nta but you could try looking for shampoos that contain other antifungals like pyrithione zinc or selenium sulfide. But I highly recommend seeing a dermatologist when you can

No. 221955

Short haircuts can make thin hair look a lot thicker, but if your scalp is greasy and your hair is really dry then it sounds like you have an imbalance/deficiency or are using products that really don’t suit you. So I’d say yes for the short haircut, but also look into why it’s in that state.

No. 222066

I’ve been wearing my hair double braided a lot lately (just a simple style with two French braids) but I hate those small rubbery hair ties. They always seem to pull out a bit of hair when I take them out. Is there anything better to use for braids? Regular hair ties like the invisibobble or scrunchies are just way too big, but all the small ties for braids that I can find are rubber band material.

No. 222068

I have a big and wide forehead, what hairstyle options do I have other than basic bangs? I have almost straight hair and was thinking about getting face framing pieces, if anyone has other suggestions I'd love to hear them.

No. 222089

File: 1641603014597.jpeg (122.45 KB, 1000x1000, iu-67.jpeg)

Depending on your style you could go for picrel (kids' hair ties). They're gentle on your hair and small enough to put in braids. They also look really cute imo but depending on your style it might look stupid lol. At Primark they sell regular hair ties but thinner, those might work too

No. 222135

That’s exactly what I’m looking for! Don’t know why I never considered kids hair ties. Thanks anon.

No. 222177

Long hair nonna's, what is your favorite hair style? My hair is at mid-back length right now and I love it but it can get kind of boring, looking for some new ideas (I have 2 hair styles it's either up in a bun or down lol)

No. 222452

I feel like my hair has thinned out a bit from a few years ago. I’m 27 now so idk if it’s just an age thing or possibly stress from the past 2 nightmares of years. Either way, is there any way to make my hair grow in thicker again?

No. 222455

it's not an age thing. maybe you can try some of the supplements? i used to work for a dr that took viviscal professional and she swore by it but it's probably bullshit tbh. she had beautiful hair but idk i feel like she just genetically has it. i take new nordic hair supplements and i have a ton of hair.

No. 222457

My hair is to my butt and it’s cringe but I really like Sailor Moon pigtails (odango). I WFH so it’s not like it matters and it works well with the VR headset I got for Christmas. I put my hair in high piggies and then take two mini hair donuts for kids and a pinky size chunk of hair from each and wrap it around the donut, pin it in place.

Other than that I’m boring and do a Ariana grande ponytail. I’ve also tried dutch braid crowns but they make me look like a pinheaded sped, but maybe they’ll be cute on u.

No. 222510

I'm pleasantly surprised to say that co washing my hair has really helped against the dry air where I live. My scalp is clean, my hair is shiny and soft. I'm just pleasantly surprised

No. 222542

When I straighten my hair it looks like shit. I use heat protector, a low heat setting, and it always comes out looking frizzy and fuzzy. I have super fine textured hair that theoretically should style easily, yet it looks like I have 5 billion split ends when I straighten it even though I take good care of it and get regular trims. WHAT am I doing wrong??

No. 222543

maybe you need one of those ionic straighteners? they are supposed to eliminate frizz

No. 222600

How tf can I make my frizzy horse girl hair look nice? I tried blowdrying it straight many times but it just gets poofy again after an hour

No. 222653


Mine used to do this. It's thick/dense/not straight/not curly. It used to be really unmanageable. I now do a lightweight version of curly girl which gives me a slight wave; I can share my routine if you want. But most importantly, don't dry brush it. Just comb it with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb in the shower. Also avoid applying heat to it as much as possible.

No. 222682

yes pls share anon! I would love to know your routine.

No. 222725

nta but please share, I have similiar hair too. I've also picked up on some CG things that have improved my hair more than regular products ever have but it's never truly looking good. Curious to know what you do.

No. 222762

I shampoo with Palmer’s coconut oil shampoo (low-sulphate shampoos in general work fine), then condition with Garnier Ultimate Blends (the coconut and aloe ones are my favs). I leave it in for a few minutes and comb it out with my fingers and some water before a proper rinse under the shower head. To dry it, I wrap it in a microfibre towel/t-shirt for an hour or two, then style with a CG friendly gel or mousse – I use Cantu curl activator or Umberto Giannini Curl jelly, and separate my hair into two/three sections and squish in the product.
It takes a while to dry, and I always sleep with it tied up, but I get no frizz, poufiness, or knots. This took a lot of trial and error and YMMV, but I hope it helps.
(Total newfag, sorry if I haven’t tagged properly.)

No. 222803

Not that anon but my hair is kind of like that too. I'm by no means an expert on haircare so this might be super obvious or lame advice. What has worked for me is using obscene amounts of conditioner, making (very gentle) braids after showering and letting the hair air dry while braided, which takes forever. Then when it's semi-dry I take out the braids and massage the ends and middle with this argan oil hair elixir (but I'm sure any similar product will work). I brush my hair before showering but I only use a wide comb afterwards.

No. 223135

Anons, I have "thick" hair that is like 2C and I hate, hate, hate dealing with it. I just want it to look nice without having to do a fuckload of shit to it. I like Brazilian blowouts because they just make my life so much easier but I am scared because of the formaldehyde to do them again. Is there a quick and easy routine to manage my hair?

No. 223149

Air dry hair 80% then use a hot air dryer brush to smooth it. Revlon one step or drybar (if you wanna splurge) are the models I've used.

No. 223266

thanks! What do you mean by sleeping with it tied up, like in a bun? My current routine is quite similiar, just some different products. I've been slapping the cantu curl activator (I use it too) on dripping wet hair tho instead of after drying it with a microfiber towel, so I'll try that.

I'v tried braiding it straight out of the shower a lot before, it gives nice waves (nicer than my natural ones tbh) but absolutely kills any and all volume. But I never took the braids out before completely drying and often slept on it (because it takes so long to dry when braided). I'll give it a shot like how you said by taking it out when it's semi dry!

No. 223663

You’re welcome!
I usually tie it on the top of my head. This is a good way to get volume before leaving the house as well. Sometimes I’ll braid it like the other anon (two Dutch or French rather than normal plaits). If I braid them tightly enough, I can wear my hair like that for five days and take them out for two days of big curls, and it doesn’t get greasy at all. But I usually only do that when I know I'm not doing much that week and can't be bothered air drying it.

No. 223712

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hi ladies! i have pretty curly hair (like 3a/2c) which is a bit heat/chemical damaged (makes it frizzy but tolerable, never shaving my head again tho) and i was wondering what a good choice for conditioner would be? i'm going to sally's so reccommendations from there preferred. i've been trying to accept my curly hair (straightening hurt it bad, i have to) and i've been starting w other curly hair tips like drying it with a t shirt and it's helped a bit. looking for more advice and tips and conditioner recs, thank you!

No. 223716

shave it

No. 223721

just cut off the damage and start over. curls don't really bounce back from damage like that, especially in the ends.

No. 223723

base hair is probably not properly moisturized. maybe add protein treatments or just deep conditioning treatments. my hair is most silky when I do a deep condition on the day I'm gonna flat iron.

No. 223726

I have a hot tools brush and I'm trying this out tonight. I limited my amount of time to 5 minutes. So far, this seems like it might work. I have to pin my hair near my crown back because I use aquaphor on my face at night, so I wonder how that will work.

No. 223788

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I have used dryer brushes for 10 years now and have healthy hair to my lower back; letting it air dry mostly and then sectioning it off and drying each large piece individually is the best way imo. A bonus tip is to get a small wireless fan and aim it at yourself when you dry; the water vapor gets away from your hair and face plus it cools and sets your hair as it passes the brush.

in terms of brush models themselves, most are very, very similar. The differences lie in the longevity; bristles breaking, uneven/too hot temperature, etc. The only reason I splurged on a drybar one is because I use it every day (continuous spray water bottle + a few passes with the brush = nice blowout even on 3rd day bed head).

so if you prefer to do your hair in the morning, Id recommend getting a continuous spray bottle and dampening it in the morning then using the brush. alternatively, If I dry my hair the night before I like to get a pic related bun maker, and roll my ends up until its at the bottom of my neck; makes some big waves but is still smoothed.

No. 224248

Hey guys, I'm going to try capilar Botox on my hair, the thing is, I'm that anon who got a swollen lymph after using keratine and shit was scary as fuck, is Botox safer?

No. 224266

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I like it

No. 224292

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So I have chin-length, really thick flat hair that looks like picrel but with more hair. I have no idea what to do with it. I've tried sea salt spray but my hair just goes flat again in an hour, even if I use hairspray. It's too short to put in braids or a ponytail or anything. What do?

No. 224308

No it's not. Wtf anon stop putting shit on that makes you sick.

No. 224320

Kinda want to try this but I'm already a hairy fucker everywhere outside my edges

No. 224340

Have you tried it? my hairdresser told me capilar botox doesn't have formol and i think that's the chemical that cause my allergic reaction also i'm really desperate, my hair is very curly and damaged, and i can't cut it too much

No. 224341

For those that have experienced hair loss from telogen effluvium, how long did it last and has your hair grown back?

No. 224345

No but every hairdresser tries to upsell you shit that doesn't work. Severely damaged hair isn't one miracle cure away from becoming healthy. It needs to be cut Nona, sorry. Extensions and wigs exist.

No. 224347

>Extensions and wigs exist
Bruh i'm poor. I want to kermit i hate my hair so fucking much, nevermind i'll just put it in a bun or something

No. 224501

my hair has been slowly thinning out over the past few years and idk why nor have the money to see a dermatologist about it
my most recent blood test came back with everything normal and it's not falling out in clumps so I'm at a loss what to do
anyone have any success stories at growing more/thicker hair? I was thinking about trying minoxidil but I'm worried if it'll have bad side effects or make unwanted hair grow other places besides my scalp

No. 224995

How do you keep medium-length hair out of your face? I feel like this is an embarrassingly basic question, but I've honestly never learned.

My hair is a few inches past my shoulders. I can brush my hair behind my shoulders, but the moment I lean forward it just slips forward again. This makes it difficult for me to eat things (I basically have to hold my hair out of the way), and it looks ridiculous because my hair naturally migrates in front of my shoulders except for a tiny bit at the back of my head that doesn't make it there.

I can tie up my hair or pin it back, but I really hate the way those hairstyles look on me and it seems like most people don't have these issues even when they don't tie up their hair. I just don't understand what I'm doing wrong. I'm thinking it might be a posture issue. Would appreciate any advice.

No. 225020

How bend over do you sit if your hair troubles you while eating? It shouldn't move into your mouth and eyes area if you sit upright. I have the same length and eat without any troubles with my hair in front of my shoulders, it just sits on the sides of my face. I do like to put my hair in a low bun tho when I'm sick of it touching my face. A higher or top bun is also nice but if you don't have layers.

No. 225022

Straighten out your posture wtf

No. 225099

Do you have really small ears anon? Hair won't stay tucked behing my ears at all cause they're very small, so I either need to have hair long enough as to sit behind my shoulder or I have to tie it up.

No. 225124

Late reply but ask your hairdresser for some layers then put in dry shampoo

No. 225140

I need help with 2 things

How do I get my bangs to fall down properly and not leave huge gaps on the sides when wearing glasses? I can't cut them shorter, that would look like a bad toddler haircut.. Without my glasses it works fine

Does anyone know a shampoo good for colored, very thin, very oily hair, without making it super silky or super dry? My hair is already too thin and when it's super silky it looks even thinner

No. 225146

Does anyone know if it's possible to lighten hair after getting Japanese hair straightening? I kind of want a balayage at some point but I just got it straightened. My hair feels really healthy but the treatment was pretty damaging so idk

No. 225220

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I'm planning on dyeing blonde streaks in my naturally black hair but because my hair is so dark it'll take a while before it's the color I want it to be. I hate that brassy in-between stage so I' going to dye it unnatural colors while it's like that. Anyway my question is, what semi-permanent colors wash out into a nice color? I've had purple hair before but it turned into 50 shades of vomit after two weeks lol so I'm a bit scared if I dye it I won't be able to get a nice blonde after.

No. 225227

reds are pretty good imo

No. 225247

Oh my god do NOT do this, the colors will stain and you will never get to a nice blonde. Just tough out the brassy stage.

No. 225250

I'd probably go for a red (washes out fast, won't cause muddiness with the blonde too terribly if there's still a faint hint of it) or a light blue (also washes out fast, and might help with brassiness if it isn't all out). As long as you pick light colors and you have a couple months in between, the second bleaching should take out anything left behind though. That's what always happened with my hair, though mine does lift very easily.
If you're only waiting a week or two between bleaching, or your in-between stage is too dark for light colored dyes, I wouldn't bother with it.

No. 225261

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these look like la riche directions, they're all shit in the long run (meaning 5+ washes). I'm getting my hair dyed with goldwell elumen and they look great for a looong time, but it's a commitment because they never wash out completely, picrel is purple/pink mix after about 3 months

No. 225278

Damn, how much do you make on Onlyfans a month?

No. 225279

cool assumption retard

No. 225295

Thanks anons! I'll just go through the brassy stage lol or dye the bits in my bangs colors and leave the long parts blonde/brassy (bangs grow out fast anyway)

No. 225297

you will never be a woman

No. 225362

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how do you know what hairstyle fits your face? i just want to cut my hair short but i've been told i should pick a haircut first
It's too hot and i want the lenght gone forever

No. 225794

Hi nonas. I have alopecia areata and was wondering if any of you have the condition or have experienced hair loss of any kind. Please lmk what your remedies are.

If this helps, I have Caucasian type hair and I eat fairly well.

No. 225797

La Riche Directions stained the shit out of my hair. It's the worst and longest lasting dye I've ever tried. If you want permanent fashion colors, I think this is the closest you can get.

No. 225810

Just get a lob, no bangs. You can adjust it more later

No. 225874

Look up celebrities who have a similar faceshape and see what kind of hairstyles suits them

No. 225879

I just cut off like 7 inches of gross and am embarrassed by how long I clung to it lmao.

Thinking about just going for a long pixie cut, my hair is so damn fine and thin and limp and I have never been motivated enough to use products or techniques to make it look better…but I'm nervous of a big chop since I haven't had that short of hair in 10 years and I'm afraid it won't look cute anymore now that my face has aged. Looking less greasy and having an actual style is probably more attractive overall though.

No. 226913

my hair has natural red tones that tend to be a lot more noticeable in summer. id like to know if there's a natural way or product to bring out these tones without dyeing my hair?
we sell the john frieda blonde range where i work which is meant to naturally boost blondeness, i guess im wondering if there's something similar but for red/copper tones instead

No. 226917

(Dilluted) Henna maybe? Henna dyes your hair copper. Not sure if you also meant natural ways of dyeing your hair when you said you don't want to dye it or just chemical/box dyes.

No. 226920

It's probably more noticeable in summer because you spend more time in the sun. If that's not the case for you, then it may be that the color of your summer wardrobe is different than your winter wardrobe. The way we perceive color is relative to the color surrounding it. Get a tan or switch up the colors that you wear and it should bring out those natural red tones more without having to chemically process your hair.
Henna is plant based and safe, but I don't really recommend it for most people because it will always be darker than what you started with, it creates a build-up on your hair that is impossible to remove, and you can't perform any other chemical processes on hair that's been treated with henna (and expect decent results, at best it'll turn out shit fried and at worst you'll give yourself a chemical haircut). I would only recommend it to people if they know that it will give them the result they want, and never plan to do anything else chemically to their hair or are ok with a big chop if they ever want to.

No. 226934

you cant just "bring out" more red hue than you have… you hair may be lightening in the summer and getting a more visible reddish sheen due to that. but if you really want more red youll need to add more red. and you dont need to be afraid of chemical processes, as they can be done without damaging hair and be reversible unlike henna. And by that I mean color depositing using low volume developer, possibly diluting the mix. To dilute hair dye, you may mix your dye and developer with conditioner to give you more product, or you can use half dye, half developer, and add conditioner to make up the remaining volume. In both cases, your color will not be as intense as it would have achieved without having added the conditioner. As such, you'd be able to deposit a bit of red into your hair. I will help you find products if interested in trying this method out.

No. 226952

I am thinking of becoming a redhead, but with my tattoos, I feel like it looks porny.

No. 226975

Men fetishize everything so there's really no point in factoring that into your aesthetic choices

No. 227146

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I've always had a huge forehead and really unfortunate hairline, but over time my thyroid issues have made it even worse. I'm becoming more and more insecure about this, but getting plastic surgery to fix it seems a bit too extreme for me still. I've also considered "hair tattoos" but when I looked into it I was advised it's better with darker hair because the ink is black and I worry that I'll look even more ridiculous if I get it done since my natural color is dark or dirty blonde..

So, please, anons, any advice on what the hell I can do? I used to get side bangs but I have been in a constant state of fear that when they shift the recession will be plain to see. Maybe just shorter side bangs that kind of keep their place? My face shape is somewhere between heart and oblong and straight across/blunt cut bangs, despite my love for them in theory, look absolutely awful on me…

(NGL I want to kms just knowing pic rel exists but no point in hiding it if I want legitimate advice..)

No. 227147

Nta but no one said that anon gave a shit about what men want you dumb sperg

No. 227157

redid my measurements for face shape
Forehead width: 8.5 inch
Face length: 8.5
Cheekbones: 8.5
Jaw from under earlobe to chin (one side): 5.5 or 6
I'm bad at this, I don't know what that makes my face. I think it looks closest to heart shape when I compare it to photos of others but I could be mistaken… Not sure if this actually matters that much when it comes to hair advice, sorry

No. 227200

First off, it's not that bad anon. Really. Plus, a high forehead is cute imo.
As far as growing more hair there, studies have shown that Rosemary oil is just as effective as Rogaine (seriously). I've started using it in the same problem area you've highlighted. Also try sleeping with a satin pillowcase or bonnet to prevent breakage of those delicate baby hairs.
This behavior is worrisome. Please unironically love yourself and understand that you've been duped into pining away for unrealistic standards of appearance.
I love you

No. 227240

Nta but porn is 100% catered to men, so close enough you dumb autist

No. 227248

If you haven't yet, consider dermaneedling and minoxidil. I have an uneven hairline that I try to even out sometimes, and although I'm not consistent with my minoxidil application, I have some small growth. Castor oil is also worth trying as well.

No. 227264

I say fork out the money to go to a really good, experienced stylist and ask them.

No. 227266

Any euro anons have an updated list of no/very little protein products. Google keeps giving me results with protein or the same 5 blog posts with most of the products being discontinued or 5x the original price on Amazon.
Flora and Curl seem to be the only brand i can find thats in stock.

No. 227276

I've resorted to manually looking up ingredient lists (pretty easy to find) when I'm looking for anything hair/beauty related with(out) x ingredients because all those lists online are very US/N-A centric unfortunately. I don't know about products without proteins unfortunately but doing this I've found plenty of products sold at local drugstores and such that will never make it on lists online. Even Europe/EU specific lists aren't that useful because there's plenty of brands and products in my country that aren't for sale elsewhere in Europe/EU and vice versa. So imo doing the work manually is really your best option.

No. 227541

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Hey, girls. I'm looking for a good hot magenta hair color which could manage to cover dark blonde/light brown hair without bleach and is a more delicate dye.
My mom recently had her leg amputated and since she is confined to the house she wants to try "fun hair colors" she never has before. However her hair is falling out, likely from the anesthesia, so I am afraid to bleach her hair. I told her I'm worried in general about working on it in such a delicate situation but she insists it's ok so at the very least I'm trying to avoid bleach. So besides any hair color suggestions, any advice from similar situations is welcome too.

No. 227552

Impossible to achieve without bleaching, I'm sorry anon. You should try toners (like directions) because they're both cheap and don't damage hair at all, but don't expect any super intense result. I'd go with something like purple or dark blue/green, they should catch on enough to be noticeable.

No. 227598

Do scalp massagers really help with dandruff?

No. 227742

Sorry nonnie, I had this exact color for a while and it required a full bleaching, even with my own dark blonde/light brown hair. My stylist gave me the rest of the bottle of the professional pink dye she put in to keep it looking fresh and while it was some of the most powerful deposit only dye I've used, on my natural color it was still super dark and nowhere near the bright magenta pink it made the bleached hair. If you do get her hair lightened and need dye suggestions, I love arctic fox's pinks and purples. Manic panic is really good too, and they sell dyes that didn't come out exactly how they were supposed to for half off, which means you can get still really good dye for really cheap.

No. 228380

Help me anons. My scalp STINKS. I thought maybe I wasn't scrubbing hard enough when I shampoo but even that won't help. I used vinegar but no baking soda because I don't want my colour to fade(but if it will help, fuck it i'll do it), this weekend I'm not gonna use conditioner or any product and just wash it a few times to give it a "rest"…will this work? Every day I rub my fingers in my scalp and the smell is still there. It's a greasy smell. Do I have a fucking medical condition?

No. 228389

Could be a yeast infection. I got one after giving birth, thanks to the hardcore antibiotics they gave me at the hospital. And mom-bun life.

No. 228399

what shampoo do you use? my advice is to add tea tree to both shampoo AND conditioner. I use conditioner on my scalp though, I know many dont.
But your shampoo matters, some are "green" but end up leaving residue and not cleaning well, which was my experience with natural shampoo bars

No. 228413

Dermatologist, not imageboards. Could be bacterial or fungal infection, both of which can be cleared up quickly with the right medicines, but if you try guessing and doing home treatments you're more likely to damage the skin and let the infection grow and spread further.
And please don't put straight vinegar or bicarb on your hair, your skin pH is going through enough as it is. Good luck anon

No. 228421

If it's in your budget, maybe playing around with some fun coloured wigs is a better option than dying it?

No. 228878

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Just had an accidental hair win: my hair is thin, fine, barely wavy, and generally the type of hair for which cowashing is not advised, but Moptop's light conditioner works really well as a cowash for me. It's absolutely terrible as an actual conditioner since it just exacerbates my crunchy frizzy texture, but using it to wash my scalp left me with soft, shiny hair with good wave definition despite only using aloe vera and argan oil as styling products. Would recommend anyone with a similar hair texture to try cowashing with a light conditioner if shampoos are leaving your hair looking fried.

No. 229062

So… how do you make your hair shiny? I thought it was oil, but oil made my hair greasy and clumped

No. 229073

no one warned me how rancid fermented rice water smells? jesus fuck

No. 229082

Well, yeah, fermentation will do that.

No. 229175

I cannot win. If I wash my hair with a medicated shampoo that contains zinc pyrithione I don't get dandruff but my scalp will be super dry. If I wash my hair with a regular shampoo I get mad dandruff but at least my scalp doesn't feel dry

No. 229183

Only use the medicated stuff once or twice a week?

No. 229186

Good moisturiser and regular removal of damaged ends. Or use a fifth of the amount of oil you think you need. A couple drops is all you need and that should never make your hair greasy or clumped.

No. 229279

I want to go get a haircut that really fits my face but how would I go about finding a salon/hairdresser who is knowledgeable and skilled? And how would I know they are skilled before they cut my hair? I want someone who really knows what they're doing and who can really give me the best haircut for my faceshape, I feel like most regular hairdressers at regular salons in my area aren't that.

No. 229284

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Has anyone ever seen alt/e-girl hair like pic related look good on hair that isn't straight? Most of my inspo pics are from asians and I have 2b/2c hair myself, so I'm a little worried it will just look frizzy and weird.

Check out their portfolio online to see if they're good and try getting a more basic haircut from them to make sure you like them enough to trust them with something more extreme.
As for finding hair stylists, look on instagram or ask any particularly stylish people you know who cuts their hair.

No. 229331

I feel like trimming off ends once every 3 months is a scam, your hair is never gonna grow this way. It's been around 4 months since my last cut of any sort and I'm only now seeing some growth, and to trim it all…
How often do you trim your ends?

No. 229332

Kek it doesnt make your hair grow it prevents split ends from breaking the hair shafts before they reach terminal length.

No. 229342

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I still honestly can't tell the difference between new hair growth and breakage? Am I just stupid or…? I find it really difficult to research hair things as I'm constantly finding contradicting stuff.

I have really fine but lots of hair that gets greasy easily. It looks shiny and doesn't feel like a nest but at the same time I've got all these weird little stray hairs or flyaways(?) that I can't tell if they're just new hairs growing in or hairs that have been snapped off.

I only blow dry my roots too and rarely use heat on it.
The white streak is old bleached hair from a few years ago that I'm growing out. The brown is my real hair colour so I haven't died or bleached anything else since.

No. 229343

It looks normal but you have split ends thats all

No. 229346

I meant, if I keep trimming my ends, I'll never grow hair, they'll stay the same lenght.

No. 229347

Thanks nonna. I'm going to give the ends a trim now, and look into braiding my hair instead of wearing a ponytail when possible. I might also look into oils/serums for the ends but idk if that would do much in terms of helping split ends.

No. 229351

your hair is so pretty! I can't tell between the two by just looking either, but in the past when I was getting breakage I could tell because whenever I manipulated my hair (like doing heartless curls, updos etc but even just combing it) I'd see a lot of very short pieces falling out (breaking off) instead of long strands (which is normal fallout)

No. 229352

I get what you mean, and that's why I don't trim my ends often at all. Generally I'll get a proper trim ever 6 to 12 months, or whenever I feel like my split ends are becoming too much. In the meantime, I'll occasionally cut off individual split ends when I come across them. I use scissors meant for hair and just sit down and look for split ends while watching tv or something.
This seems to work out okay for letting your hair grow out while avoiding too much breakage, although idk if others think it looks like shit and I'm just fooling myself.

No. 229383

What's a good deep conditioner without keratin?

No. 229384

I get a trim roughly every 3 months and my hair grows longer and longer.

No. 229668

I haven’t been to the hairdressers since August when he gave me a top layer to stop my hair being weighed down. It has grown out badly and I have a wispy uneven layer of shoulder length hair sitting on top of my armpit length hair. Anons, would it be ok to go to a hairdresser’s and ask for just the bottom to be trimmed so I can eventually grow out the top layer? (Sorry for dumb question, I had short/shaved hair for about a decade and am still getting used to getting haircuts for longer hair)

No. 229677

Sure, I'm in the process of doing the same actually. Just tell your hairdresser you want to grow out your layers.

No. 229684

yet another update on my disgusting hair problems. i got some kind of anti dandruff shampoo and have been showering a lot more. i don't use the anti dandruff stuff every time (says you should use it twice a week) so i also use some tea tree shampoo every other wash. and this has not helped at all, honestly it seems as if my hair is getting greasier even faster now and the flakes are the same if not even more prominent. what the fuck is the problem? if it was fungal then wouldn't my hair respond to washing more often with anti fungal ingredients, also wouldn't my hair be itchy and smell bad? do i actually have dry scalp somehow? but if i do why is my hair still greasy as fuck? i'm getting so frustrated and stressed out about this. i hope it's just a lifestyle/diet problem, i don't want to deal with gross scalp issues.

No. 229752

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sorry for the gabbie hanna picture but what is her haircut called?

No. 229760

Looks like a typical shaggy bob to me

No. 229763

My hair is stupidly thin and looks bad no matter what the length.i want to have a haircut that actually looks ok but it seems impossible. It's currently layered and about to my armpit in length. I've tried everything and been to a doctor and nothing is wrong other then me being stupidly stressed and anxious which is the usual. My hair is wavy when this length but anything about chin length it becomes curly.

Can anyone help me with finding a hairstyle that is okay? At this point I'm just tempted to try a mullet but with how little volume I have it'd probably look like shit.

No. 229767

A curly bob sounds cute and a good way to get volume, what's wrong with that?

And what are you doing in terms of styling, like do you blowdry with your hair upside down, use thickening/texturizing products, dry shampoo etc?

No. 229771

isnt that what they're calling a wolf cut

No. 229776

I had a bob for awhile tbh I just want something different. I could just do an asymmetrical one. I'm sad because I wanted to grow my hair out but it looks kinda bad long.

Currently I just use some cheap drug store shampoo and some conditioner with coconut oil and shea in it I think? My hair can get really frizzy and I probably should use more products but I don't. I dry my hair to the point where Its still wet but not dripping everywhere and then I apply coconut oil to the ends of my hair sparingly because it can get stupidly dry. Then I let that all just air dry. I wash my hair every couple of days because it gets disgustingly oily after that point.

No. 229778

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My mom has stupidly thin hair also and the longer it is, the thinner it looks. Her hair looks fullest when she does something like picrel.
Using dry shampoo can help thicken it up too and give it volume without stiffening it.

No. 229780

You might wanna experiment with styling before worrying about the cut itself, no guarantees cos unfortunately there's only so much you can do with legit thin hair, but it doesn't sound like you're doing anything in particular to create volume. I'm obsessed with trying to get volume so I use some combination of
>l'oreal elvive fibrology thickening shampoo and conditioner
>bumble & bumble thickening spray
>bumble & bumble texturizing spray
>batiste dry shampoo and the volumizing version
>schwartzkopt volume powder

The dry shampoo especially sounds like it would help you since you said it gets oily. Otherwise ymmv with that stuff, mostly it makes the hair a rougher texture so it doesn't lie as flat. I really think blowdrying is the most important thing though, for both setting it and preventing frizz (air drying makes my hair frizzy af). I'm not dextrous enough to do a fancy blowout with a round brush but I always blowdry my hair in layers with my head upside down or to the side so it lifts the roots.

No. 229812

Thank you!
Scalp-anon please get yourself to the doctors or dermatologists, it sounds like you need prescription anti-fungal medication

No. 229877

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anons, this is my hair the DAY OF washing it, dried, and it is SO fucking greasy. What do I do? Idk how the fuck to style it. It's 2b/2c hair naturally. I use It's a 10 shampoo and their hair mask as conditioner. I only wash 2x a week, every 3-4 days (and that's because I used to only do 1x a week for over 10 years and my hair was still super greasy). I only use shampoo on my roots, only use conditioner on the ends. I don't use any styling stuff because it weighs down my hair. My hair is supposedly thick according to all my hairdressers, it takes around 4 hours to color it with partial highlights, but I don't feel like it looks thick; limp and lifeless is more like it.

No. 229878

Also, I only air dry and use a microfiber towel if I need to. I wait for it to dry 80-90% then use the Hot Tools professional air brush deal. That's the easiest method, but my hair still looks bad (like the pic).

No. 229880

I have the thick oily hair too, I think in your case too you might just have genetically oily hair if it's always been that way no matter what you do? That's how it's always been for me and unfortunately nothing has changed it even those long breaks and only washing it once a week or whatever - it really made no difference to me either. It may just be your natural oil production.

Some things that makes it more manageable is: blow drying only my roots, using sulfate + silicon free shampoo like Faith in Nature and actually shampooing twice…and honestly, baby powder. Like Johnsons baby powder. Is far cheaper and lasts longer than any dry shampoo and it soaks up the grease very well.

I'm sorry I don't have any advice for styling as my hair type is like a 1a(?) pretty much pin straight and I just have to have mine never touching my face or else it makes the grease worse.

If you have an itchy scalp or anything it may be worth seeing a dermatologist or doctor about it though.

No. 229917

Haha, jealous of your pin straight hair. It sounds like good advice, to my knowledge, It's a 10 is sulfate free, but I'm not sure if it is silicon free. I don't have an itchy scalp, this is just how things are for me. I will see if the baby powder helps.

No. 229940

if this shampoo is leaving your hair greasy I'd try a stronger one tbh, even one with sulfates. Definitely go for something with no silicones or heavy emollients (butters, oils) as the other anon said

No. 229941

You might be using the wrong products for your hairtype. I have fine hair, but a ton of it so it looks very thick. I always confused this with having thick hair and also struggled with my hair looking greasy on wash and style days.

Basically I got some advice from my hairdresser a few weeks ago and dropped money $$$ on Kerastase products (shampoo, conditioner, and styling cream) and the difference is night and day. Honestly never thought my hair could look so voluminous and shiny and healthy and not feel oily or weighed down.

Or you may just be one of those people that need to wash their hair more often. I know people are really anal about the whole wash as little as possible thing, but there is nothing wrong with washing more often if you need to. I wash every 2-3 days.

Also don’t fall for the whole “train your hair to produce less oil” bs. That makes no fucking sense when you think about it, your sebaceous glands are what they are.

No. 229943

How long is too long? My hair is down to my lower back and my mom constantly says it's hideous but I love it lol. How long is weird religious territory?

No. 229956

Mine is slightly past the middle of my back. My mom (and some older women in my life) have all made similar comments. They're just jelly because their hair is thinning and only looks good shorter. Keep your long hair while you still can!

Honestly the weird religious territory is only for hair that is long but frizzy and unkempt IMO. Plus they usually have the outfits to match.

No. 229958

nta and his may be really obvious, but have you tried sleeping with your hair in a top knot? I started doing that to prevent breakage, but I've noticed it gives me a bit more volume in the mornings.

I think it's only weird when it's past the butt personally.

No. 229964

Depends on the texture, if your hair is wavy/curly right above the butt can look cute but naturally straight that's longer than midback gives off Christian horse girl energy.

No. 229969

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Do any of you know of a hair clip brand that is good quality? I need some hair clips that don't start chipping away on the third use.

No. 229971

Unkempt. All I imagine is hair touching the toilet seat unless u literally wrap it up each time just to piss and shit and hair getting in your food when you eat. Plus it just doesn't look aesthetically pleasing.

The other anon's right; texture matters. Curly looks cool but wavy/straight is christian vibes

No. 229979

Is rosemary oil genuinely as effective as minox? I hate the idea of slamming chemicals on my scalp for life, and terrified of shedding like crazy, but my fucking part is wide as shit.
Going to try and significantly fix up my diet and try balancing my hormones as well.

No. 229981

I feel like a good haircut makes all the difference with long hair. If it’s all the same length and has split ends or hasn’t been trimmed in a while, it can easily look unkempt. Long hair that’s healthy and (somewhat) layered usually looks great.

No. 230108

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I'm kind of going through a crisis. Is it a bad idea to dye my hair a different color than it is? I'm currently a honey blonde with dark brown underneath, but I really want it to be more of an extreme blonde with jet black.

But since my crisis, I'm thinking how I need red hair with black underneath. Is this something I should pursue, or no?

No. 230372

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Do extensions always cause traction alopecia? I want them for volume rather than length (I have shoulder length hair & but when I curl it you can see gaps in my hair which I really don't like). Which type of extensions (clip-in, tape-in, etc) are least likely to cause damage? I was thinking I'd go with clip-in but idk

No. 230396

Clip in is the better option for sure.

No. 230397

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I think the light blonde and black combo could be really bold and cool. I think it'd be too easy for the red hair to look dull, not to mention you'd have to live with having Halloween-y colored hair year round. If you're not afraid of looking like Nicole Eevee Davis, though, I do think extreme light blonde and red look kind of good together.

No. 230417

You're unlikely to have any damage with clip-ins, so definitely go for it if you want to! I have grown out my hair under permanent extensions before. I had no issues with hair thinning or traction alopecia. I guess it depends on the method and your own hair/scalp, but it was a good option for me and I'd do it again. I had glue-ins.

No. 231035

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I love the face framing braids thing but my hair is way too thin (mostly due to short short layers in the front). I tried braiding some fake hair in like box braids but it didn't look right. Would getting some human hair extensions (two one clips) and braiding a bit of those in look more natural? I have blackish brown hair so the clips will be quite easy to hide.

No. 231220

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So I guess I’m fucking balding?
Had no idea until I randomly took a pic of the the top of my headI.
I’m not even 30 yet. I wonder if it is from my psoriasis on my scalp (though it’s been there for years) My hair has always been extremely thin and dumb looking, especially in the back but this looks next level.
I’m gonna kms I’m not even 30 and I’ve never even dyed my hair because I love it the way it is. Gonna probably buy wigs

No. 231231

I'm balding right with you nonnie. My part looks just like that. It could be a number of hormonal reasons. Make a dermatologist appointment and specify that it's for hair. Don't give up hope just yet nonnie.

No. 231241

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I don’t know if this is normal. My hair is really greasy here so the strands really clumped together. Do you see how there are locks of hair overlaying my scalp outside of my part? >>231239
Thank you. I’m honestly flabbergasted at how many women lose their hair, I really had no idea. I thought I would always have my long hair until it got gray.

No. 231250

Have you had thyroid levels tested?

No. 231276

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Nonitas i have extremely straight thick hair (native american) and I feel like i can't find a flattering haircut, it seems too heavy for layers like the layers don't show up and it just stays flat as always, so ive been pretty much been cycling between coconut head and coconut head but not bangs my whole life until a while ago i got a very short pixie and it was manageable and cute for a while but it grew out into a even more horrendous straight party city wig looking thing.

Any hair suggestions would be welcome.

No. 231301

Add bangs, piece various colored highlights throughout under added layers?

No. 231422

Stop. Neither of you are balding. Looks like normal fine textured hair. try dry shampoo at the crown, it will create volume to cover the scalp if it bothers you

No. 231507

That is a textbook female hair loss pattern. That is definitely hair loss. Dry shampoo will probably cause an increase in shedding.

No. 231538

It sounds like you have a similar hair type to a lot of Middle eastern girls I know. Your best shot is probably doing some research on hairstyles popular with MESA women and seeing if any of them really appeal to you.

No. 232818

really thick straight hair rarely looks as good in a specific "haircut" as it does long, maybe some layers at the end to avoid triangle effect. grow it out and wear it in styled ponytails or a french braid with some wisps pulled out if you need it out of your face. otherwise let it be out and shiny and thick and beautiful. sometimes the best course of action is to do nearly nothing. many hairstyles are ultimately attempting to create the illusion of what you have naturally, which is volume.

No. 232853

Maybe consider going to a hair salon in your city that caters to Asians? They often use razors or thinning shears for hair like yours that’s really dense and it helps to add more movement and texture. Exercise caution though because sometimes a hairdresser can really fuck this up and make your hair choppy

No. 235389

Most of it is oddly kind of in one region, but maybe I’m being too hopeful. >>231250
I just made an appointment to see my GP.
I’m not really sure what to expect, I havnt been to the doctor in years.
I hope it’s just my psoriasis or even from malnourishment or something from having IBS.

No. 236924

Will a good cut even out my curls a little?
I chopped half my hair off very badly at home, tried to do layers as well. My hair is really weird right now, the left side forms ringlets and the right side has waves, it's a stark divide and looks completely ridiculous, I'm wondering if a good haircut might fix this? I'm not gonna spend money if it's just a myth.

No. 236986

From one balding nonita to another, I'm wishing you the best of luck! I hope they can determine what the cause is and hopefully quell your anxieties!

No. 238150

if you've just chopped a bunch of your hair off it can take a little bit for your hair to adjust and bounce into where it'll sit at the shorter length, I keep mine short but after every cut it's a week of awkward hair before it settles

No. 238584

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all anons in this thread struggling with fungal dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis etc use picrel. i put a squeeze into my shampoo and use it and my flakes are basically gone now. also works on other Malassezia yeast problem like fungal acne, or tinea versicolor (google it)

No. 238782

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Thank you!!I wish you the best of luck too!!
If this doesn’t work I might try microneedling

No. 241791

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My hair is ginger, wavy and currently around waist-length and I've let it grow out from around picrel length for the past 5 years or so largely due to laziness and the subsequent pandemic making haircuts difficult. I'm looking to go back to this sort of length and cut so I can start setting my hair in a true 1940s style again but my sperg brain has some reservations.

For most of my life I've had super long hair to the point where every hairdresser I go to will point blank REFUSE to cut it to my desired length (most recently on my 21st birthday, which was annoying) so I've resolved to just braid the excess length, cut it to the length I want and get it shaped professionally. Am I being retarded?

No. 241798

Sounds reasonable so long as you cut it a bit longer than you want it in case you mess up.

No. 241825

>every hairdresser I go to will point blank REFUSE to cut it to my desired length
Where the fuck do you live? Are you amish? Just cut it off yourself

No. 241827

NTA but they do it because a lot of customers with super long hair end up regretting the chop and not wanting to pay.

No. 241902

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Does glycolic acid on hair work is it another one of the bs advices from TikTok? I keep seeing it everywhere.

No. 241919

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NTA either but I find that really interesting since I've been growing my hair out forever and have always had problems with asking for a tiny trim at the hairdressers and getting way too much taken off. Got to the point where I'd cry after each haircut because it seemed like such a dramatic difference! When I had them regularly it seemed like my hair just got shorter and shorter.

On a related note, I haven't had a haircut since before covid and I know a trim is very overdue, but I'm scared about the aforementioned nightmare cut (my hair is almost down to my butt now, I'm really happy with the length and want as little as possible taken off), and the fact that I've never actually been to the salon on my own (used to always go with my older sister). Can anybody offer some advice that's going to make me get over my fear and finally get the trim I need?

Picrel is some Tangled concept art that I've always loved!

No. 241938

Don't cut it super short in one sitting just get a friend to cut 5 inches off at a time.

No. 242176

Mine is nearly the same length. I just settled on cutting it myself. They wouod cut off several inches every time I would go in and ask for one off. If I'm going to have my hair be fucked up, it may as well be for free and under my own terms.
I take it and just halve it out, holding each side evenly down past my bellybutton and find a spot to trim from there.

No. 242191

Kek what do they claim you can do with it, exfoliate your hair?

No. 242234

Maybe tell them you only want a maximum amount of [number here] in/cm taken off no matter what. Your cut probably won’t be as clean as if would the stylist made the whole thing even, but you wouldn’t get any big shock.

No. 242705

That it can make your hair 'soft and shiny, restore your hair damage…the basic stuff

No. 242858

That was my plan! I always err on the side of caution.

pretty much what she said >>241827 plus I think a lot of hairdressers around here spend most of their days dealing with women who want extensions to bolster their length so it feels a bit odd to be chopping off a lot from another person idk

No. 242920

How would an acid do any of that? Makes no sense. If anything it’d damage your hair even more.

No. 243813

not on my hair but I've been using glycolic acid to exfoliate my scalp for years. just massaging it into my scalp 10 minutes before a shower every couple of weeks and it's fantastic. your scalp is just skin, it needs care as well

No. 245591

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Does anyone have advice on how to style a pixie like this pic? My hair is naturally wavy but when I got it cut short it’s just poofy. I’ve never styled short hair before so I’m kinda lost. Maybe I’m just not searching the right stuff on YouTube but I’m just getting straight/severe pixie styles, nothing soft.

No. 245621

With hair that long it won't be hard at all to trim it yourself.

When I had a pixie I would either use a straightening iron or styling wax and just kind of mess around with it until I liked the way it looked. For fun styles, I like to put in hair clips or headbands. You can also take little sections from the front, twist them in the opposite direction of your face and pin them in place.

No. 245630

What’s the best plan of getting black box dye out of my hair? I really don’t want to bleach it because my hair is damaged enough and a good amount of my roots have grown to my natural hair color. I just cut my hair short too so cutting it isn’t an option rn. I just want tips on how to grow out my hair healthy this time

No. 245638

Black box dye is notoriously stubborn, and anything you could do to fade it quicker is not going to be effective this late in the game since your roots are showing. There is nothing that can take your hair back to its natural state after applying a permanent color. Your options are to recolor it to match, which when it comes to box black will always require some type of lift, or remove the colored hair. If you go the recoloring route you can try using a color remover since they are less damaging than bleach and, in my experience, a little more effective when it comes to lifting box black, but you will still have to apply a color afterwards (= damage) as it will turn your hair orange or gold just like bleach will, and it comes with all the maintenance of having colored hair to keep it matching your new growth since it will fade. If you're looking to avoid any damage or recoloring at all, then your only option left is to just let it grow and get regular trims until all of the colored hair has been removed.

No. 245651

Not sure how this will work with black- but one time I accidentally turned my hair green. Used “color oops” by L’Oréal. It smells like farts but it worked like a charm. Took out all the hair dye and my hair was back to what it was. No damage to my hair that I could tell. No bleach or anything and it’s easy to use.

No. 245672

Seconding Color Oops (or a similar product like Colour B4 or Colourless). Whether it removes the black or not is kind of a toss up, but I've had good results with it in the past and it's not damaging. It also only affects artificial color molecules, so it won't fuck with your regrowth.

No. 245700

What is your natural hair colour that you’re trying to get back to? With black dye you’ll need a couple applications of any colour remover to lift it even to a medium brown.

I highly recommend watching Aka Aislinn’s little series on removing Overtone brown from her hair (which is notoriously difficult), this is the first of four videos. You’ll be able to see the progression as she uses different colour removers. When I lifted black dye out of my hair it followed the same pattern as hers. Colour Oops does the best job but it definitely isn’t a miracle in a bottle.

No. 245827

Does biotin actually do anything? My hair feels like it's thinning

No. 245831

When I took it, my bodyhair was definitely growing faster, so logically it must've also sped up the growing of my hair, but I didn't take it for long enough to know for sure.

No. 245841

I’ve been taking biotin for years (generic hair, skin, & nails supplement) but I mostly take it for my super thin nails. They’re definitely much stronger and less “flexible” now. I stopped taking it for a couple months and noticed my nails feeling thinner again, so I do believe it works. And yes, I do notice my body hair also grows faster. I never had issues growing my hair length, so I can’t really say if there’s a big improvement there. Personally, I do think it works to make your nails stronger and promote hair growth, but it’s not a miracle supplement or anything. I don’t grow an extra inch of hair in a week or anything crazy. If your hair is thinning because of some other reason, I don’t think biotin will really help with that.

No. 245863

WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE SOME ANSWERS: Went to see a derm about excessive hair shedding and she said it was telogen effluvium despite me showing her pictures of my widening part, widening crown, and the miniaturized hair on my hairline and temples. She said to come back after three months of taking vitamin d and iron supplements and also recommended nizoral shampoo. I looked up nizoral shampoo and so many people complain about it making their shedding even worse. Did the derm do me dirty? How could my hair loss be telogen effluvium if the shedding got progressively worse over the course of a few months and I mainly lost it in the shower, and my hair isn't coming out easily when pulled? Did I see a quack or something? I waited three months for this appointment only to be told to return in another three months. I'm very frustrated.

No. 245865

Samefag; I'm gonna bump this.

No. 245882

It is scientifically proven to help with your hair and nail growth, but as >>245841 said it is not some miracle product that grows hair fast or grows hair where it's never been. Think of it more like a vitamin that helps support the healthy growth of your hair and nails. If you have an underlying condition causing your hair loss that is not resolved (whether that's alopecia from tying your hair up too often or wearing hats too much, ongoing stress, hormonal imbalance, malnutrition, or some kind of illness) then it will not make a huge difference, just like a vitamin won't help you cure illness but can improve your overall health and immunity when taken regularly and in the appropriate dosage. Same thing but with your hair and nails.

No. 246351

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So I'm growing my hair put from shaving it back like October… I have about 4 inches of hair growth but I really hate how this growing process is going. My hair is curly so I wake up with it in a mess everyday. I'm pretty much using headbands and scarves all the time when it doesn't behave. Also my bangs are really short in the front, kind like pic rel but thicker, I can't really push them to the side so I unironically have terf bangs rn. I almost preferred it super short bit I want to grow it out shoulder length just to see if it frames my face better but idk what to do with it until then. Do you think this style with the bangs looks better in a darker color?

No. 246383

Not sure what you're asking but picrel in black or light blonde could look cool depending on your style. If you're somewhat alternative looking it looks good imo, if you dress like a normie it would look very strange though.

No. 246403

This goes for you and everyone else complaining of hairfall ITT: try supplementing zinc and/or vitamin D, and consider minoxidil. Obviously hairfall is a complicated phenomenon and it isn't always clear what causes it However, zinc deficiency is extremely common and one of the symptoms is excessive hairfall. Vitamin D deficiency is another common culprit, as are excessively tight hairstyles like the other anon mentioned. If you suspect you're losing your hair for any reason, start using minoxidil aka Rogaine ASAP and try to get tested for nutrient deficiencies. If it turns out your hair loss has a reversible medical cause, great! If you're stuck with female pattern hair loss, the minoxidil will make things much less miserable. Stress, undereating, poor sleep, and bad haircare habits can all cause increased hair fall as well, so make sure to address those if you haven't already. Good luck!

No. 246549

I need to remove the warm tones from my natural(!) blonde hair and preferably in a (semi-)permanent way. Is there any way I can do that? I've been using a silver shampoo but it washes out the very next time I wash it again and I don't like having to use it every single time I wash my hair. Thoughts?

No. 246552

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I can't wait to get my hair cut next Fridays nonnas!!!!!!! (Not me in picrel obv.)

No. 246553

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I would never do this, BUT I've heard that applying blue-black dye on your hair for just a few minutes can tone the warm tones down. It apparently doesn't turn black if you only keep it on for a few minutes?
The non-retarded way to do it of course is to use a semi-permanent or permanent toner.

No. 246554

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I read that Rosemary oil is AS EFFECTIVE as minoxidil. Do you know anything about that? Is it bullshit? There are studies and everything… I started using it on my sad hairline kek

No. 246555

you need a toner. google T14 or T18 by wella. i never used it but spent months wanting to bleach my hair/ watching videos and everyone swore by it

kek don't do this

No. 246557

Can confirm T18 by Wella is great. I've never seen toner used on natural hair, though. (Not saying it doesn't work, I've just never seen it.) I've only ever used it for toning horrendous yellow hair after bleaching. It's a godsend. Now I'm off to look at examples of it used on natural hair…

No. 246563

Rosemary oil was proven to be as effective as 2% minoxidil in ome study, IIRC. The thing about these hair and skincare studies is that to get the same results, you really do have to copy the method of application and concentration of whatever substance they used in the study.


This link only contains excerpts, unfortunately. You can try emailing the authors or scrounging around for the full study, but all I could find about the specific rosemary application was that it was in the form of a 'rosemary oil lotion' of unknown concentration. If you have to buy one or the other, I'd go with 5% (not 2% like in the study) minoxidil since it has much more clinical evidence as to its effectiveness.

No. 246569

>blue-black dye
I've tried this before, it works but it washes away the next time I wash it, so not much better than silver shampoo.

Do you know if toners can be used on natural hair or not? I've been googling but can't really get a clear yes or no. My hair isn't light like bleached blonde hair would be, it's like a dark blonde but very warm and goldenish/orangey in the lengths.

No. 246594

I'd be careful using T18 on natural hair, if the developer is too high it could potentially lighten your hair and leave it looking more orange than before. Kind of unsure about putting a toner on natural hair. Definitely use a low volume developer at least.

No. 246627

Does anyone know how to dye white blonde hair to jet black without using permanent dye? I have a black temporary dye and a red temporary dye. If I put the red dye on first to fill, will the black take properly?

No. 246629

is your hair virgin or did you bleach it white blonde?

No. 246642

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how do curly girls like simi and haze manage to get their hair so straight? i'm guessing it's some sort of chemical straightening but it seems like their hair is still able to hold waves and curls nicely

No. 246658

nonnies i just had a sudden realization that i have not ever properly cared for my hair (at least consistently) as i do my skin, health, and other parts of my life. i have naturally curly/wavy hair, right now id say its 2c but naturally im 3a at my healthiest. ive loathed my curly hair so since i was in middle school i'd of course straighten it often, never use heat protectant, and eventually started color treating/bleaching it because i didnt care.

luckily you really cant tell my hair is too damaged aside from the ends which i plan to cut. i dont know if i can part with straightening my hair at least once a month until im confident with a curly hairstyle, or is it vital to cut all heat out aside from diffusers? i will also be using heat protecting for whatever heat i use. the other thing im worried about parting with is the honey blonde color i have worked over the years to achieve. i know it sounds like i want to have my cake and eat it too, but goodness it took me so long and i really adore this color. are the root touch ups still okay? should i incorporate olaplex again? or do i dye it all to my natural color?

lastly, i would really appreciate any product recommendations

sorry for the long post! but i want to push myself to be more serious about my hair in hopes to embrace it naturally and care for it properly.

No. 246925

I'm getting my hair permed end of this week (from straight to curly) however I got invited to go to the pool tonight, is it bad to go swimming before a perm? Will the chlorine stay in my hair for the next few days? Or is 2 days after the pool enough to then go get a perm?

No. 246934

Wash with a clarifying shampoo when you get out of the pool. Maybe even twice. I wouldn’t recommend putting your hair in the pool though

No. 246957

Use a swimmer's shampoo twice and then a claifying one.

No. 246969

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I have really straight 1A or 1B hair, and I live in a rainy coastal place, so typically any curling I do is back to flat within minutes of going outside. Currently, my hair is all one length, and it's driving me nuts with how lifeless and sad it looks. I'm thinking about getting a shag style like picrel (I'm worried that something too textured would just be a waste of time) and upping my product game to keep my styling in place. Is this a good idea?

No. 247006

You could use a hairspray for humidity to keep it in place.
I air dry my curly hair because I currently live in a dry climate. You could get away with using a diffuser lots of curly girls do.

No. 247020

Sameanon, RIP to the 2 1/2 inches of healthy hair I cut off this morning to sort out the hover-layer. My hair looks better for it overall but I'm now another few months away from my nipple-length wavy dream.

No. 247032

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How do I achieve this styling? What kind of products shall I use?

No. 247039

Guys should I cut my hair to be like…above shoulder length? Like a pixie/mullet?

I was taking the piss out of a friend for having short hair and realised that it actually suits me a lot, like it really softens my face, and the curls look good! But if I have short hair, I think I may look homosexual, because I like dressing down/tomboy type clothes, which is already cutting it close, and if I have short hair, I will look incredibly homosexual. And I am that thing. I just don't want people to assume I am that, because reasons.

Did any women who went short regret it? I feel attachment to hair because everything changes and people leave but my hair is still there, like a big, frizzy blonde scarf that tells me everything will be ok. I think if I cut it off I will feel like a different person and lose a source of comfort. No more connection to the past. Am I overthinking this?

No. 247041

>I was taking the piss out of a friend for having short hair
Kind of a bitchy thing to do tbh. If it suits your face, go for it. But if what others will think bothers you too much, then don't. I've had short hair for a decade now and it's cute and chic and I think I'll keep it pretty short for the rest of my life, unless I get way too bored of it at some point of course.

No. 247042

Nooo it wasn’t in a mean way, it’s banter type stuff. I make sure she knows she’s cute, dw anon

If you’ve had it for that long it must be cute. I think I’ll go for it! And it definitely can look feminine.

No. 247044

Lol sorry for calling you bitchy anon. Honestly though, just wait a while and think about cutting your hair off. If you start getting that "itch" to do anything to your hair, just wait like a week or two and do research and see which short styles would look best. Short styles are really stylish, but it will probably be a bit of a shock seeing yourself with short hair, and keep in mind that it might not look that cute unstyled and without product (I have fallen victim to the cute pinterest hairstyles multiple times… they usually always have styling product in lol). Ahhh I hope it works out for you!!

No. 247045

Thanks nonnie, I'll remember styling products and get realistic before I try to imitate my the lampshade at my grandmother's house kek

No. 247075

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What is this hair color exactly??

No. 247081

Dark auburn, maybe?

No. 247123

OOT god that defined jawline and sharp chin

No. 247365

nonas how do you fix the flat hair at the back? I recently saw a video of me and I saw the back of my head and it was so ugly lol. it doesnt follow the curve of my head and its making me crazy

No. 247366

You need some volume nona, what I personally do is I wash my hair and apply my products upside down. If you have a hair dryer blow it from the roots.

No. 247367

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what do you guys think about the babyliss miracurl? i just got it and holy shit it does live up to its claims. i have hair that rarely holds a curl and my curls stay in for 3 days or so with just a very light spritz of flexible hold spray or mousse. i'm very impressed and it makes it very easy to curl given that it's automatic. my only complaint is that you don't get as much root lift as i personally would like. much of the curl is focused on the middle and ends.

i'm happy w this but does anyone have a rec for an automatic hair curler that gives very good root lift?

No. 247489

FUCK I'm the anon who posted this and I just got the cut today and it's giving little boy instead of edgy. Kill me

No. 247493

Try braiding a couple inches of hair at the scalp with small 1/1.5in sections if that makes sense. Damp the roots and then just braid it tight. It’ll be more of a wave than a curl but that’s all I can think of.

No. 247494

Can you over direct the chunk of hair to its opposite side when you curl it?
Not sure if this would work with that contraption, but worth a try?

No. 247627

Nonnas I've always had thin hair that tends to fall out, but I'm starting to get worried about it. I'm young (19) but I can see a bit of my scalp through my hair on the top of my head without touching it or moving it to the side. It also falls out quite a lot. Is this something to be worried about? Should I go see my doctor? Sometimes I worry that I might have hyperthyroid, as there's a history of thyroid issues on my mother's side. My diet is pretty bad though, so it could just be related to that. If anyone has any advice I'd really appreciate it, I'm quite worried.

No. 247632

If thyroid issues are hereditary (I don't know if they are but you probably do) I'd definitely go see a doctor. That's multiple reasons for concern.

No. 247634

when you say your diet is pretty bad do you mean you're undereating? that can cause its

No. 247671

I'm a healthy weight (113 lbs at 5'4", somehow lost about 10 lbs over the past six months or so), but if anything I probably overeat. I eat a lot of sugar and junk food like crisps, but I guess a lot of the time my diet isn't THAT bad (I try to eat a lot of whole foods). I definitely eat too much sugar though. I've also wondered if the thinning could be traction alopecia due to wearing headphones for a few hours a day, if that's even possible.

No. 247673

Ayrt, they're often hereditary but the issue is that my mother is hypothyroid and I'm worried about hyperthyroidism, and I don't know if it's possible to inheret hyperthyroidism from someone with hypothyroidism. I have a history of being neurotic and obsessive about my health, though, so it's possible that there's nothing wrong with me and I'm seeing problems where there aren't any. Even so I can definitely see the hair thinning, even though my friends have told me it looks normal.

No. 248040

Anons who wear bonnets, how often do you change them and wash them?
I think my forehead acne is caused by my bonnets.

No. 248185

I have kind of stopped wearing mine for that very reason, it’s annoying. If you have oily/acne-prone skin (I do), you probably need a different bonnet for each night (although you can maybe stretch it to every couple of nights). They just get too greasy on that third night. I also have a few silk pillowcases that I change out every couple of nights.

No. 248269

I bought 2 packs of 3 bonnets so I can have a clean one every night.

No. 248299

so it's between good hair and good skin. i find satin pillows do nothing for my hair.
i only have 4 so i think i'll buy another set and see if using a new one every single night makes a difference or else i'll choose skin over hair.

No. 248821

Why does my hair retain so much water? I was at the hairdressers the other day and after a wash it took so long to dry it with a towel that they ended up opting for a blow dry. She even mentioned how much water my hair retains. I have this problem day to day too, if I shower and go sit at my desk my hair will take almost a whole day to dry. I either have to stand with a hairdryer for half an hour (which still leaves it moist) or I just deal with it.
I don't have thick or thin hair either, it's the most basic white girl mouse brown hair. Any theories or similar instances anons?

No. 248823

Hair usually becomes more porous and holds more water when it's damaged from heat or chemicals. If it's virgin hair then my guess would be heat damage from the hair dryer or other styling tools, or possibly dried out from hot showers, but it's impossible to tell for sure without knowing your habits and seeing your hair in person.

No. 248826

You may be right, I do have hot showers and at my previous job last year I had to dry my hair every morning to get ready and run to work. I probably also don't use the best shampoos and conditioners…
is there a solution to a problem like mine?

No. 248864

Try using a deep conditioning mask or treatment on your hair every week or two and use a leave-in conditioner after your usual shower. You can't really repair damaged hair because hair isn't made up of living cells, but keeping it well-conditoned will help it from holding so much water. Your new growth will be healthy so treat it gently, don't take super scalding hot showers and use a heat protectant any time you use hot styling tools like a blow dryer to prevent it from happening again. Don't let it get you down, hair grows back and with regular trims you'll eventually remove the damaged parts and have healthy hair again.

No. 249370

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Does frizzy hair necessarily mean you have wavy/curly hair? I don’t live in a humid area, as a child my hair was curly, and throughout my life my hair was been frizzy- does this suggest that my hair is wavy, or could there be other factors that I don’t know about?

No. 249378

most likely means you have wavy hair, anon. have you done the curly girl method? it might help

No. 249592

I'm confused as to what you mean nonna but I found that mousse helps A LOT. Frizz prone hair is such a pain.

No. 249801

Update I got it fixed and I love

No. 250024

i really hope this isn’t considered race baiting - but would any east asian anons on here be able to confirm this? is it normal to wash your hair every day? i’m white but my girlfriend is korean and she thinks it’s weird that i don’t wash my hair every day (i wash it every 3 days usually). my reasoning is that my hair is bleached and my hair stylist recommends i don’t get my hair wet if i can avoid it (because wetting my hair makes it super weak) but also because my hair is thick and if i washed it every day it could easily chew up 1 hour of my time washing and blow drying. my girlfriend washes her hair every time she takes a shower and i also have japanese friends who do the same. maybe it’s easier for my girlfriend because her hair is straight and short. also even though her individual hair strands are thicker than mine, she has less of them, whereas i have lots of thin hair strands so it’s just a nightmare to dry.

anyway i can’t imagine it’s common for people of other ethnicities to wash their hair every day, especially if you have curly hair

No. 250027

Does your gf not use english speaking internet? I get that not everyone washes their hair daily but anyone who has ever discussed or researched any aspect of hair care would know that not washing every day is universally the number 1 tip for healthy hair. It's basically wilful ignorance to not realize that and act like other people are weird for following the most common hair care advice in existence.

No. 250041

i don’t think she uses a lot of the english speaking internet and the majority of her friends are korean who i assume also wash their hair every day. i’m just asking if it’s more of a cultural thing or if i just randomly know a bunch of east asian women who wash their hair every day

No. 250083

pin straight hair is often greasier and requires more frequent washing than wavy or curly hair. Many people with very curly hair wash theirs less than once a week because their scalps produce less oil. Idk if east asian hair in particular is especially greasy but it could be the case, like how afro hair is naturally very dry

No. 250093

any anons with pin-straight fine hair (BUT LOTS OF IT) have any suggestions for shampoo and conditioner? maybe its the hard water here, but my scalp is always oily and dandruffy, yet my ends are dry and straw-like. i use marc anthony's coconut shampoo and conditioner for dry damaged hair but it gives me greasy scalp after two days of not washing.

No. 250094

my hair also gets tangled very easily because there is an abundance of it but it's got very fine strands. eastasian/white hair here.

No. 250110

I don't have lots of it but the fineness of my hair makes it easily tangled. I comb a leave-in conditioning spray through my hair after my regular shower which keeps it mostly detangled until my next shower. I still need to brush it once or twice daily but before I had to brush it like ten to fifteen times daily to not end up with dreadlocks by the end of the day. I haven't yet found a rinse out product that keeps it detangled like that.

No. 250115

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Got the exact same hair type nonna. Thick head of fine pin straight naturally oily hair. I can personally recommend faith in nature oily hair shampoo, and their conditioner is good too. My hair gets greasy after a day no matter what I do as its genetic but I've found that sprinkling some baby powder on my roots helps for 2 days or so.
It could just be placebo but I've found those little silicone shower brushes helped clean my scalp properly and better than my fingers. Sort of exfoliate the dandruff away, it's only £3 where I am so it may be worth a try for you. Picrel

No. 250131

>would any east asian anons on here be able to confirm this? is it normal to wash your hair every day?
yes? it's normal here because we're taught that it's a part of bathing and we get scolded if we skip the step of washing our hair. I'm kind of surprised to find out that it's not the norm. I have really thick hair that takes long to dry, too, and I just make time to dry it out. I don't know, growing up I never questioned the practice because it just made sense…? you spend most of your day outside and you encounter so much dust and pollutants and you sweat sometimes and it feels weird to sleep on your pillow with unwashed hair knowing that. I only stopped washing my hair every day when I discovered the curly hair method.

No. 250137

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is it the tea tree one? thanks nonny, will try this out next time i run out of shampoo (and the detangling brush too)
>>250110 i'll try out the leave-in conditioner too. it's aggravating but my hair gets tangly around mid-head height, the roots are straight but it just bunches up near the back of the head. dreaming of the day where i can successfully run my fingers through my hair without it getting snagged on the tangles

No. 250156

YO I also have fine hair, and up until a month ago I had no fucking clue why my scalp was so oily and dandruffy. I have two words for you, anon: aloe vera. Get some aloe vera, and after you get out of the shower, dab it down your parting line, and at the edges of your scalp, around your temples, etc. Wherever there is skin exposed, dab it on. It seriously saved my ass, and it will save yours too.

No. 250193

okay this makes complete sense. growing up as a white family we never did it (maybe my brother and dad would because their hair is short) but my mum and me and my sisters didn’t because our hair was so long. plus i’d always been told you would catch a cold if you went to bed with wet hair and idk. it’s just such a hassle to blow dry or let air dry. i can see why it might be more hygienic to wash every day but now with my bleached hair i definitely don’t want to do it. i admire your perseverance in washing your hair every day though

No. 250196

nta but I'm pretty sure that brushing your hair gets rid of normal daily dirt. I don't buy the "it's dirty" when it doesn't look, feel or smell dirty. Your windows or car or outerwear aren't dirty after one day either. Not to mention washing it daily is bad for your hair..

No. 250258

This. I do a water only wash once a week and my hair is so healthy. It's been a year since my last hair cut and I still don't have split ends. That being said, you should wash your brush on a regular basis.
What may also be helping is a silk pillowcase. It's a bit of a splurge, but silk pillowcases are so nice for your skin and hair.

No. 250453

Have any of you been to a curls specialized hairdresser? How was it?

No. 250461

Is your coconut shampoo a protein or just scented. Your hair might be getting way too much protein?

No. 250468

It’s infused with biotin and scented with coconut

No. 250493

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What's your favourite brand of shampoo/conditioner?

I'm in the middle of changing shampoo and conditioner brands but when I'm at the store trying to choose I get extremely overwhelmed by the vast amount of choices available.
I'm not particularly picky, my hair is virgin, slightly wavy and isn't super oily. I just want a product what will clean my scalp properly and a conditioner to nourish my tips after a wash.

No. 250496

I usually go for a gentle kind, and then an apple cider vinegar one. I recently used the ACV one again and forgot how damn shiny it makes my hair. But it's also quite drying so I use it sparingly, and put on leave-in conditioner afterwards (I have fine hair).

No. 250509

I'm still looking for one that would be good for me. My scalp tends to get oily, but my hair is dry so it's quite tricky. I usually find that shampoos that are marketed as moisturizing are good enough for my hair but do not clean my scalp enough (and leaves it itchy after washing my hair) or the opposite, they give that squeaky clean feeling, which is good for my scalp but dries out my hair.

No. 250510

I've never found a drugstore conditioner that isn't dogshit.

No. 250511

nta but what do you use?

No. 250516

I decently like Garnier hair food for conditioner. the aloe one should work for you. Never tried the shampoo and others though.

As for shampoo, I've been using the sulfate free aloe + mango (avocado oil is good too there's not much of a difference imo) from herbal essences because it's the cheapest option for me (the bottle is small but a little product goes an extraordinarily long way with this one) I have curlier hair than you do but otherwise it's similar so that might work for you as well


I used to have the oily roots/dry tips combo back when I had bleached/heat processed hair, and my mom always told me to use a brush with bristles because they would spread the oil from the scalp down the dry hair shaft. Some people on the internet seem to recommend this too… Personally though, i'm still not sure about whether it actually works.

I'd say use the Faith in Nature shampoo that was recommended above by another anon, and then use a leave-in or daily moisturizer regularly for the driest parts of your hair.

No. 250594

maui moisture for me. i was using the hibiscus water one but swapped to the bamboo one because i prefer the grassy smell.

No. 251410

I envy girls with straight hair so much. they probably just hop in and out of the shower and do the bare minimum to get great results, meanwhile curly girls have to use a million (oftentimes expensive) products, follow a solid routine to a T, and pray the weather won’t fuck up your hair after. I love how curls look but it’s just so tedious to not make it look like shit

No. 251515

I used to think this way. I used to chemically straighten my hair. 90s and y2k were all about the straight hair so I rejected my curly hair until I was in my mid 20s. I can’t even remember the last time I straightened my hair. I love having voluminous hair with big bouncy waves. Feels sexy and shapes my face.

I do struggle with the whole weather thing tho. Luckily I live in California where the humidity is relatively normal but the coastal foggy mornings can be a pain and turn my hair into a limp, fizzy mess.

No. 251526

same and it takes forever to comb through and gets tangled easily, sometimes i want to shave it off entirely

No. 251549

I hate how any time I complain about my hair there’s always someone who chimes in with the “teehee you always want what you can’t have” or “straight haired girls want curly hair too” comments. Man just let me whine about my shitty hair, nobody wants my rats nest. When someone says they want curly hair, they usually mean like bouncy Victoria Secret model-esque long waves, not my frizzy Weird Al monstrosity. My hair is so fine and dry and prone to breakage I would 100% shave it off if it were acceptable (and would not get me stared at in the grocery store).

No. 251592

I wish I could shave it off and normal hair would grow back. My straight hair friends wash it with a shitty drugstore shampoo and conditioner, airdry it and end up with soft, shiny hair. Curly hair is a curse, 95% of the time my hair looks completely unpresentable because it's that hard to handle.

No. 252304

My hair is so dry all the time, I stopped straightening it and drying it but it’s still seems so dead, it’s been like a year now. It looks a little better but how long does hair take to fully recover?

No. 252306

Apart from the part within the follicle where it receives blood flow, your hair is not made of living cells, so your hair will never recover from damage. There are smoothing and moisturizing products and treatments you can use to improve its appearance and feel, but they are all temporary and just mask the problem. Because it's not alive there is no way your hair can heal like the rest of your body can. No magic product or technique can ever repair it. You just have to grow it out and cut off as much of the dead parts as you're willing to part with. That means regular trims if you aren't willing to cut off all the damage at once. The good news is your new growth is always virgin hair. So once all the damaged length is cut off, you'll have healthy hair again.

No. 252318

Same. I finally got a half- decent routine with devacurl, then the balding/sodium hydroxide issue came up and I'm back to looking unkempt no matter how hard I try. What can I do, nonnies?